What are the pros? Extremely heat tolerant, fast
What are the cons? Fruit can become too large
Introduced to these 10 years ago when I started growing in Phoenix. Was told "they are a must for summer here." My mentor was not wrong. Faithfully plant them every year and they will always be part of my garden here.
These babies take the hottest, dryest days of Phoenix heat (110-120F in summer) and grow harder. They produce throughout the summer and just a couple plants is more than enough for me and the neighbors.
Germination is always amazing and they will sprawl up and over just about anything; beware when planting near other plants. My 3 plants take up about 9 square feet on the ground and also climbed up and over 2 separate pallets I set upright as trellises.
Keep in mind these are botanically a Musk melon so they will cross with your cantaloupes (dang things ruined some of my charentais seeds a couple years back).
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