What are the pros? awesome taste, perfect size
What are the cons? split easily, not prolific
I've grown regular charentais b4, but this heirloom has much better flavor HANDS DOWN..almost carmelized or a brown sugar taste, VERY rich flavor! They are prone for splitting but nothing a piece of tape cant remedy. On more then one occasion i have had them completely explode on the blossom end as they neared ripening following a few heavy rains..it broke my heart to throw them in the mulch pile bc the smell coming from the melon was SO incredible. I grew them on black plastic with some slits and holes pierced in the plastic to prevent rain from pooling up. I only wish these melons were more prolific, i only got about 2 melons per vine. My goal this year is to pick them RIGHT as the rind STARTS to turn yellow bc if u wait till its completely yellow it is slightly over ripe & the texture is a little soft. I've grown several types of melons in previous yrs, MN midgets, hales best & sweet granite R 2 muskmelony..for now my melons r PGdR, ambrosia & creme dela creme(hybrids).
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