What are the pros? Great flavor, texture & color
What are the cons? Seems prone to cracking
I started a land race this year of 14 vines with the Orangeglo melon and 2 others, and this variety produced by far the largest, heaviest melons although they seemed to be fewer. They matured early in contrast with the other 2 varieties I planted. One cracked open in the garden and had to be tossed, but 4 others survived to ripen to maturity. I cut open the first Orangeglo watermelon today after refrigerating for 24 hours and we were really impressed. Very sweet and not too many seeds. Looked just like the one in the picture. It did crack forcefully when I touched a knife to it, but only then. Pieces of rind actually flew into the air. I wouldn't recommend transporting these, except from the garden to the kitchen; they seem brittle. We did have dry spells this year with periods of heavy rain, so one could attribute cracking or exploding to the weather conditions (although we mulched heavily to conserve moisture). Overall a really good melon and I will be saving seeds for next year.
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