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Small Persian Melon
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Small Persian Melon (25-50 seeds) (OML112) $2.00
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Small Persian Melon

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110 days. Rare, old-time melon with a sweet, bright orange flesh and a dark green rind. Distinctive flavor! The Persian melon has been offered in America for nearly 200 years but traces it's origins to ancient Persia (Iran).

Small Persian Melon
Overall Rating:
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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Clovis, CA
May 9, 2014
Good Taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

What are the pros? Taste

What are the cons? None


These did well for me. The taste was awesome and the color was vibrant. Definitely a good melon. Small in size at least this last time around, but we will see later this year now that I amended the soil with good compost.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By J 9 May 2014

17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

January 7, 2013
Good - but tricky
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

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These grew well, produced a ton, and have a very unusual coloring and taste to them. The taste is excellent. The shell is hard, but will split towards the end. I grew several of them, but only got one good melon out of the lot. The problem is I can't find any good way to determine when they're ripe (and not overripe). They don't slip. There's no discernible color change when it's time to pick. The cracking will often start before they're ripe. There's no hit from the vine. No difference on the underside of the melon, no hints I could find from thumping, etc. I tried everything I could think of to figure out when this melon was ripe. I got many underripe, I got many overripe. The single melon I got right I found because it had had some damage on the end that had caused the end to start to prematurely rot, so I picked it, cut the end off and checked to see if the rest of the melon was ready - and it was. Given the cracking, and the total inability to determine when it's ripe, I probably won't grow this melon again. I probably threw away 50+ melons from these plants. It's a shame, because I was really impressed with the taste (and I grow a lot of different melon varieties).

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Gene 7 Jan 2013

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