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Rich Sweetness 132 Melon
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Rich Sweetness 132 Melon (15 seeds) (OML126) $3.00
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Rich Sweetness 132 Melon

         
 
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Incredible little melons from the former Soviet Union. The fruit are a beautiful red, striped with golden yellow and weigh only about ¼ lb! The flesh is pure white and quite sweet. These have a very refreshing taste and are very fragrant. They are perfect for single servings. These little melons are so much fun and great for children's gardens. The vines are very productive all season long. One of the best new varieties we've discovered in the last few years. Try a few of these delicious little melons in your home or market garden.

 
Rich Sweetness 132 Melon
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 20
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

65.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
3CrowesFarm
Location:
Valdosta, GA
Date:
August 25, 2014
          3.0
 
No real growth
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Color of final melon

What are the cons? Lack of plant vigor

Review:

I got my seeds from Baker Creek for these melons because it got rave reviews! The seeds started fine, and I had a dozen plants. Almost all of them were thin and not very healthy looking. I planted them wherever I had a trellis and thought all the plants had died. This one was not even planted in good soil, it was randomly planted on the exterior garden fence. The flavor was mild as stated and the melon was so beautiful. I will try this again before giving up completely on this variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
TK
Location:
Denver, CO
Date:
August 21, 2014
          5.0
 
Survived a raggedy balcony.
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Super Easy, Prolific

What are the cons? Grow Faster Please

Review:

I really like this melon. Actually I haven't tasted one yet (oops) because I'm trying to save seed from the first ripe fruit. I have a tiny balcony in a high-rise, it's super windy (last year my single tomato plant blew away leaving just the pot behind) and the spot only gets 4-6hrs a day, so it's a beast to grow things... But these things grew. It took them a little while and they needed some babying at first but once they established, they took off - in a container, no less! They survived a several week-long droughts while I vacationed. They wrapped over the balcony and held on for dear life. And after a lot of pruning I still have ten fruits almost ready with more growing!! They smell amazing. I feel like on smell alone, they're going to taste great (if I'm wrong I promise to update!). Give them a little while to establish but they will grow, grow, grow.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
HD
Location:
DFW, TX
Date:
July 10, 2014
          5.0
 
Great pocket sized melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, good taste

What are the cons? None

Review:

Its a great pocket or lunchbox sized melon. Thin skined and white fleshed. Not very arromatic, but mildly sweet. Its not going to be like your typical honeydew or cantalope, but certainly worth growing. Takes the Texas heat well and doesnt require much watering once established. Vines take to trellis netting, and there havent been any major pest issues either. Will certainly grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
sam
Location:
vancouver, WA
Date:
February 28, 2014
          2.0
 
bland
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? attractive

What are the cons? bland flavor

Review:

I live in a region where it's almost impossible to grow full-sized melons to maturity, so I've started trying to grow some different small-sized ones that take less time to mature. I was really excited to see these plants reach maturity and produce beautiful fruits, but when I harvested the first one and cut it open to try it, the flavor was awful. The smell was quite nice, so I couldn't understand what I was doing wrong. I even made sure to let subsequent ones drop off of the vine on their own so I knew they were fully ripe. Still no flavor. They grew in good dirt amended with compost, so if there's some trick to getting a sweet melon that I'm missing, please let me know.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kaisersergius
Location:
Baltimore, MD
Date:
August 26, 2013
          5.0
 
These are great
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, sweet tasting.

What are the cons? Conditions MUST be right.

Review:

Got seeds 2 years ago, and direct-sowed. Seedlings appeared, but failed. This year, I did 2 different things: started seedlings inside until they got to about 6"; then I made a row of well-composted yard waste (about 12" high x 12" wide next to a sturdy trellis), then topped that with a bag of topsoil, allowed that to sit for a few days, and the transplanted the seedlings. Research indicated that mounds of loose dirt were best for melons, so I gave it a shot, and the melons took off. Once established, they trellis easily. As long as they have sufficient water, they require little care. When fully ripe they will fall off the vine on their own. Allow them to do so - the skins are tough enough that they don't bruise easily. Another benefit is that if they get a little over-ripe and slightly soften, the melon is still good, and almost gets to candy-like sweetness. The flavor is mostly honeydew, with a touch of cantaloupe. And for seed-savers, the seeds are abundant. Give these a shot!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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