What are the pros? Productive, Vigorous,
What are the cons? Takes Too Long to Ripen
I started four of these seeds Very Early in December. By the time I planted them after frost(Late April) they were 3 to 4 feet long in their 1 gal pots. Slow to take off after transplanting, but once established, they quickly spread to cover most of my garden and adjacent grape vines. By the time of first Frost on October 20th, they had produced about 30 full-size fruits with hardened rinds. Unfortunately, not even the oldest fruit had ripened.
I tasted the potential in these fruits, they were slightly sweet and had a faint cantaloupe-like taste, but were ultimately a disappointment. I had hoped these would be a great way to have fruit that would store into the Fall and Winter, but it was not meant to be.
My garden starts getting shade after the Sun starts lowering late in summer and into fall, if one had a location in an open field where it would get full Sun into fall, AND start your seeds VERY EARLY, you might have a chance. Mine are to be chicken feed. Fruits are Very Seedy.
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