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Collective Farm Woman Melon

         
 
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80-85 days. This heirloom from the Ukraine was collected in 1993 by Seed Savers Exchange. Very popular on Island of Krim in the Black Sea. Melons ripen to a yellowish-gold and the white flesh has a very high sugar content, a favorite among heirloom gardeners and growers alike. Ripens early, even in Russia, and tolerates comparatively cool summers—known to do well in Canada.
 
Collective Farm Woman Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 17
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

88.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gene
Location:
Riverton, UT, United States
Date:
January 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Great taste
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent taste

What are the cons? Prone to splitting

Review:

I've grown this and the Ineya melon both (during the same year) and I'll swear they're the same melon. That aside, this is an excellent melon that I grow every year. It does tend to split when ripe so you really have to keep an eye on it. Splitting is a characteristic I really don't like and a number of melons I don't grow any longer because of it, but the taste on this one is good enough it keeps a place in my garden. This is basically what I think of as a "honeydew" type melon, but the flavor isn't that of a standard Honeydew. It is VERY sweet. Among my family, my neighbors, and many people from my church who have tried my melons, this one always gets top votes from the "honeydew" types and sometimes overall. It turns orange as it ripens. When it hits full orange it will be at peek ripeness within 2-4 days. It does not slip (or at least not easily). The flesh is white and fairly dry for a melon though there's still plenty of juice. The melon is round and 6-8 in. diameter on average

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Amber Z
Location:
Maple Grove, MN, United States
Date:
October 8, 2017
          5.0
 
Tasty melon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? super sweet melon

What are the cons? long growing season required

Review:

Although this does take a long time to mature (like other melons), it did very well for me this year (zone 4b). I grew 7 melons on one vine. They are ripe when they turn yellow. They taste like a cross between a canteloupe and honeydew melon. The flesh is grainy but very sweet. Skin is very think, like winter squash. I cut them in half and scooped it out with a spoon to eat.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jonib
Location:
Bixby, MO, United States
Date:
August 13, 2016
          5.0
 
Delicious and Unique
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? see review

What are the cons? none

Review:

My husband and I absolutely love this melon. The flesh is very, pale green (almost white) and has a firm, watermelon-like texture. It is super, super sweet. I am a diabetic and this fruit has such a high sugar content that I had to limit the amount I ate. It raises my blood sugar just as much as candy. CFW is very prolific. I have 5 vines which have allowed us to have all we can eat AND give away. It's mid August and the vines are still flowering and setting new fruit. No disease problems at all and they are perfect for trellising. Fruits are ripe when they are mostly bright yellow. They tend to fall off the vine when ripe so slinging is necessary when trellised. CFW, as well as all melons, are heavy feeders. I fertilize with an organic, low nitrogen fertilizer (Tomato Tone) every two weeks. And I give them a nitrogen boost once monthly. CFW is delicious and has a unique flavor and texture. These will always be in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kristen
Location:
Mississauga, zone 6, Canada
Date:
January 2, 2016
          5.0
 
Yummy and productive
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Not huge vines, sweet fruit

What are the cons? small fruit

Review:

No trouble germinating indoors. Transplanted out well. I planted it on my compost heap and the vines spread well but didn't overwhelm the garden. Ripened early in my cold climate. Multiple yummy fruit, looks like honeydew inside but tastes more like cantaloupe. I saved the seed and will be growing these every year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rosepatch
Location:
Gambier, OH, United States
Date:
December 28, 2015
          1.0
 
failure to thrive
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? didn't grow

Review:

Seed planted directly into the ground around June 1. Sprouted and put up a few leaves. Then it stopped growing and turned yellow and never recovered. Root development was poor. Other cantaloupes nearby thrived. Kohlrabi planted in the same spot later thrived.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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