What are the pros? prolific, problem-free, nice
What are the cons? takes a while to ripen
I ordered these seeds from Baker Creek, packed for 2015. I planted one seed indoors, rather early. However, after hardening it off under our apricot tree, it got damaged, somehow, and lost most of its growth and all of its leaves. I brought it back in the house and put it next to some bright fluorescent lights. It grew a new shoot, and I planted it outdoors, probably in June. It grew a long, thin fine, with small leaves, at first, but eventually, its size overcame the whole melon patch (I planted it in a patch along with four muskmelon plants). However, it didn't smother the other plants. They all grew fine together.
The other watermelons I planted didn't do so well. They all got spider mites and/or something like anthracnose, and produced one, small, early watermelon before being completely overcome. The Citron, however, was fine, and produced 15 healthy fruits (one earlier than the rest). I harvested the final 14 on 3 Nov 2015: their tendrils had not finished shriveling, though.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?