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Boule d'Or Melon (25-50 seeds) (ML106) $3.00

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(Golden Perfection) Very sweet, pale green flesh is just marvelous. Lovely yellow fruit have a unique, lacy netting, like a work of art. This was one of our top melons in our 2003 trials, truly incredible; my all-time favorite honeydew type. Sugary flesh is so flavorful and rich. This variety is a dream for market growers and will command high prices with gourmets and chefs alike! It was listed in Vilmorin’s book, The Vegetable Garden, in 1885 but it is very rare now. Let’s make this variety a market favorite again!
 
Boule d'Or Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

69.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hugh
Location:
Waco, TX, United States
Date:
August 26, 2018
          3.0
 
Golden Perfection
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Exception growth in TX heat

What are the cons? To hard to tell when ripe

Review:

The vines and the melons grew unbelievable in the Texas heat. I grew about 15 vines and had about 100 melons. They grew in size from volleyballs to basketballs. While I was impressed with the production of melons, it is very hard to tell when ripe. I called Baker Creek store to get advice on when they are ripe. I was told that the melons will form the netting on the melons and the dark yellow color and the melons will fall off the vines. The dark yellow and netting formed as I was told, but I did not have a single melon fall off the vine. I picked several, only to be disappointed in the taste because they apparently where not ripe yet. I had several rot on the vines from underneath, due to fire ants eating the melons. They attacked several due to the hot dry summer we had looking for moisture. While I did finally get some that I guessed were ripe and they were excellent in taste, these melons are just to hard to tell when ripe. There has to be an easy method.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
George
Location:
Morehead, KY, United States
Date:
August 6, 2018
          2.0
 
not worth the work
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? flavor

What are the cons? not very productive, slow grow

Review:

It is hard to determine if it is ripe. You want it to be ripe but it just sits there. size ranges from softball to volleyball. you want them to ripen before the bugs kill them off. It was a hot humid summer and I was hoping the 3 melons would ripen before the bugs killed off the plant or some vermin bored a hole in it. this is the smallest and least productive vine I ever grew. about as bad as royal golden. high maintenance and low reward. the inside of one was very tasty and fine. if you have the patience and want a little reward this one is for you.not me.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sweet Basil
Location:
central, AR, United States
Date:
December 6, 2016
          5.0
 
The star of my garden
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious!

What are the cons? none

Review:

This sugary-sweet, wonderful melon is one of the main reasons I prepare a garden every year! I've been growing it for over 5 years, and simply love it. The second year, I shared some with some neighbors who immediately begged me for some seeds for their garden. They take a long time to mature. Don't be fooled by that pretty, bright-yellow coloring, as they often look ripe long before they actually are. Thankfully, they slip off the vine when they are fully ripe, which takes out most of the guesswork (as long as you remember to check them every few days after they turn a very bold yellow color). One thing I like is they have much less odor than the classic cantaloupe I used to grow. You can actually leave them in the house overnight after you pick them, and they won't smell up the house so much or go bad overnight. I wish I had room to grow more of these. My family just can't get enough of them!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Stonybrook Canyon Farm
Location:
Castro Valley, CA, United States
Date:
October 29, 2016
          3.0
 
We wont grow again
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? productive, large melons

What are the cons? difficult harvest

Review:

We gave this melon some space on our farm this summer as an experiment. This melon was late to maturity, but very productive and beautiful. What we found impossible with this melon was determining when it was ripe. It has no fragrance, which is the usual giveaway. The blossom end does not soften, and color does not change enough to determine ripeness. If we got lucky, the melons tasted great. But we've never grown a melon before that was so difficult to determine when it should be picked. It became a roll of the dice when we picked, and found that many were under ripe, or over ripe. For a home gardener that is probably not a problem, but for a market gardener it makes for some really disappointing melons to sell. We had to credit back quite a few sales that weren't great when the chefs cut them open, and then the restaurants weren't interested in buying this variety from us again, for good reason.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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8 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Steven
Location:
Woodstock, GA, United States
Date:
September 8, 2016
          4.0
 
Grew well but bug riddled
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? grew well

What are the cons? bug eaten

Review:

I'll preface this by saying I didn't get a single melon. That said, I GREW a ton of melons. Unfortunately, they were all eaten by bugs and subsequently rotted. This thing went crazy in my raised bed and overflowed by about 12 to 15 feet, climbed the fence in to the neighbor's yard, grew up flower plants, and general took over my small yard. From two mature plants a total of maybe 40 melons started to form. Only 5 or so made it to a large size without being eaten or rotting. Those 5 grew to full size, but were eaten before ripening. I need to learn about pest control.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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