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Alacati Melon (25 seeds) (OML152) $2.75
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Alacati Melon

         
 
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Turkey is famous for melons, and with one taste of this bespeckled beauty you will know that fame is well deserved. The flesh is white and tender and the rind is hard and thick, helping make these good keepers! Named for the city of Alaçatıa, a Turkish town on the Aegean Sea famous for its vineyards and its windmills.
 
Alacati Melon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Talking Threads Media
Location:
Olympia WA, WA, United States
Date:
April 7, 2019
          5.0
 
Alacati Melon juicy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor and size

What are the cons? None

Review:

Grew this melon in 2015 and again in 2018. So glad I saved seeds from 2018! Seeds for this melon are now sold out in 2019. This melon needs roughly 110 to 120 days to reach the peak of maturity. Starting the seeds indoors in early to mid April and then transplanting in mid May works beautifully for Zone 8b.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Uncommonwoman54
Location:
Olympia, WA, United States
Date:
December 31, 2018
          5.0
 
Alacati Melon
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Trellises & grows in west WA

What are the cons? None

Review:

President of our garden club gave me one of her excess plants. Planted outdoors in Mid May. My garden is tiny, so I need to grow vertically as much as possible. This melon trellises easily, bit it helps if you support the fruits with some type of cradling. The flavor is mild...perhaps a cross between honeydew and pear. Got four melons from the one plant. I didn't understand what she meant by the exterior skin acquiring an Orange/Purple cast and picked the first melon too soon. I left the 3 remaining fruits on the vines for a couple more weeks. Now I get it! There really is a pale tint to the exterior skin coloring that looks a little purple-ish-orange. Flavor was definitely better in the 3 completely ripe fruits. Does well in the heat. Trellising gave plenty of air flow; so there were no problems with powdery mildew or bugs. So excited! This is the first time I have ever had success growing melons!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

25 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jenny
Location:
Carlsbad, NM, United States
Date:
August 3, 2018
          5.0
 
Nomstalgia. Nom nostalgia
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Sweet, unusual, personal sized

What are the cons? Waiting for them to ripen.

Review:

I fell in love with these guys when I was stationed in Turkey. I was THRILLED to see them offered here. Sweet, juicy, with a taste combining watermelon and cantaloupe. Crisp-ish. Serve chilled, and mentioned above, drizzle a little honey to bring the flavor out, but they’re also great alone.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

45 out of 47 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Talkingthreadsmedia
Location:
Olympia WA, WA, United States
Date:
February 28, 2018
          5.0
 
Alacati Melon Juicy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? This melon grew in Washington!

What are the cons? None

Review:

Seeds started indoors and then transplanted after Mother's Day. Vines grow about 8 feet long. Melons are a nice size at 1-2 pounds each. Do not be in a rush to harvest the melon. When the fruit is ripe, the exterior skin picks up a cast that appears slightly yellowish/orange. The fruit is juicy and the flavor is mild. A drizzle of honey really enhances the flavor. --so glad this Turkish melon was brought to the United States!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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