What are the pros? Easy to grow, smells great
What are the cons? Bland, mushy
The good: They produce amazingly well, with very little maintenance. The fruits slip off when they are ready, so there is no guesswork like with other melons. They grow so well, the last 2 years I've had volunteers sprout up in my lawn and pasture where we threw the seeds out to the goats. And we've gotten plenty of fruit from the volunteer vines as well, even without any watering and very little rainfall. Hardy little suckers! I'm sure they would be excellent sellers at a farmer's market due to their unique appearance and amazing smell, but I would feel guilty about selling them without disclosing their underwhelming flavor and texture.
The bad: The taste isn't great.Sugar helps a little, or mixing with other fruits/smoothies. The texture is slightly mushy. I'm considering trying to make a zucchini type bread out of them
We will be growing them again, but not in the garden. I'm lining our fences with the seeds, so they can grow. They make for good photos and conversation!
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