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Pike Melon (25 seeds) (AML139) $2.50

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Pike Melon

         
 
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This heirloom was introduced in 1935 by Aaron Pike of Monmouth, Oregon. It is oblong and has sweet salmon-orange flesh and was bred for production on clay soils. this heirloom has become very rare.
 
Pike Melon
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tinybirds
Location:
liberty hill, TX, United States
Date:
August 1, 2015
          4.0
 
Worth a try
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Interesting taste, size

What are the cons? Low number of melons

Review:

I only got 1 melon per vine but they were interesting to try. The shape looks like photos of the crane melon which I haven't tried yet. It does grow without much water but I did end up watering it around the time of fruit set, so maybe that's why I got the bigger size melon. It was very sweet and soft melt-in mouth type flesh. We decided we prefered the hales best and minnesota midget with stronger melon flavor, but this is definitely worth a try for those exploring for taste and texture. My young daughter said she thinks this one tastes like it has some honeydew mixed in, which she didn't like since it seemed too sweet for her.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
May
Location:
Springfield, MO
Date:
January 31, 2015
          5.0
 
Sublime
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Wonderful melon.

What are the cons? None yet.

Review:

Tasty and fragrant like no other. Resilient in harsh growing conditions.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
ugrowgurl
Location:
Easley, SC
Date:
September 1, 2014
          2.0
 
Melon of my Wishes
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Taste of Eden

What are the cons? hard to grow to maturity

Review:

The first time I grew melons, I grew this one. Bred for unirrigated clay soil - perfect for my situation! Neglected, I got few melons, but I did get one large melon that was hid under leaf and vine in the corner of the garden. (vines are long but not unduly so.) Heavenly!! The flesh was melting, so tender and sugary!! I have never tasted such a good melon since. However, with better knowledge, time, dedication, and better soil I still have gotten only a few melons. I found them to be hard to predict for ripeness, they smell so sweet at least a few weeks before they should be picked. My main problem are the ants. As soon as they smell sweet, the ants are tearing into them. I have trellised, covered with stockings, sprayed, knocked off, used black fabric or plastic underneath, sticky guards, etc. The ants are determined and will not leave them alone. The rind may not be thick enough. They were too much trouble for me to try growing here. I continue my perfect melon search.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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