What are the pros? prolific
What are the cons? hard to tell when ripe
We grew this melon in our community garden at school. It is insanely prolific and has already produced seven melons, with many more on the vine. It does not slip like other melons, so is hard to tell when ripe. My Iraqi boyfriend told me to tap it and listen for a hollow sound like a you would a watermelon. This typically occurs when the green fades and you begin to get brown netting. He was very excited as this is indeed, a melon from home. It is not a traditional melon flavor, but more cucumber like for American palettes, with a hint of honeydew. That being said, it is incredibly refreshing if you pick at peak ripeness. The flavor for us has not been bland except when we picked underriped. If you want the traditional sweetness like an American melon, add some honey or sugar. Otherwise, enjoy as a refreshing side or snack course, as the flavor is satisfying on its own.
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