What are the pros? sweet, floral scent
What are the cons? cucumber beetles love it, too
We grew 15 melon types in 5 gallon containers last summer. This one was loved by all at home and at my husband's work, even those who had thought they didn't like melons. It had a floral scent when cut open and was very sweet and delicious. Some thought it tasted like a banana. It took 27 days from the time it sprouted for it to flower and 84 days from sprouting to our first ripe melon. For those who might want to start early indoors, at 29 days from sprouting, the vine measured 35 inches long. Our melon took a long time to turn completely orange. It was orange and green and, then, overnight it turned completely orange and slipped. Our melon weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces. Cucumber beetles left this plant alone after a while...until the first melon ripened. The vine tried to produce more melons, but after that, the cucumber beetles voraciously ate all of the baby melons the plant produced. The cucumber beetles loved this melon vine more than any other in my yard...by far.
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