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Eden's Gem (Rocky Ford) Melon
 
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Eden's Gem (Rocky Ford) Melon (25-50 seeds) (AML109) $2.25

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Eden's Gem (Rocky Ford) Melon

         
 
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90 days. An old heirloom variety, from 1881. This old-timer is still a popular green flesh muskmelon, with a heavily-netted rind and smooth, sweet-flavored flesh. Fruits weigh 2-3 lbs. A good keeper; has firm flesh. From Colorado.
 
Eden's Gem (Rocky Ford) Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
becky
Location:
Rome, GA, United States
Date:
August 6, 2018
          5.0
 
edens gem
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? deliciouos flavor and smalls g

What are the cons? NONE

Review:

my grandfather grew these in the 50s and 60s when i was a child and i remember my family speaking highly of them so i saw them here and had to try them. mine, grown in a straw bale on a trellis, have not been as big as some here report, mostly about baseball size. the flavor and aroma are wonderful. ust right for asingle person to eat, but its only disadvantage might be size if you are wanting to feed a family. i usually eat them right away so i cannot comment on keeping ability.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pinky
Location:
Ada, OK, United States
Date:
July 17, 2018
          5.0
 
Rocky Ford Melons
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Love the flavor and color

What are the cons? Pick immediately when ripe

Review:

These are an excellent choice because of the size and flavor. Mine ripen anywhere from softball size to medium cantaloupe size and are always tasty unless I let them sit in the garden for too long after they are ripe.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gene
Location:
Riverton, UT, United States
Date:
January 12, 2018
          1.0
 
Always rotten
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Sets a decent amount of fruit

What are the cons? It's always rotten

Review:

I've grown a lot of different melons (over 50 different varieties). Most of the time I don't have any real trouble. This guy was an exception. Regardless of when I picked it, when I'd cut it I could see the flesh was rotting (the color variances gives it away). It does slip, but it's rotten when it slips. I tried pulling them off early - they were rotten then too. Being me, I had to taste them anyway - and I'd spit it right back out. I could tell from the taste on the ones I picked early that they weren't ripe yet - but were still rotten. I don't know if it was some disease I've not seen before or what the story is, but this thing was always rotten - I had them planted in more than one hole too but the story was the same with the rest of them. My other melons did fine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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21 out of 22 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jonib
Location:
Bixby, MO, United States
Date:
August 11, 2016
          5.0
 
Outstanding Flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Unique flavor and color

What are the cons? slow to mature

Review:

Oh my! We love this melon. The flesh is deep, lime green graduating to pale salmon at the core. The flesh is soft and tender but not mushy. The ultra-sweet flavor changes as you go from center to rind. The deep green flesh has a honeydew flavor and texture; the salmon fleshed portion has a very musky, cantaloupe flavor. Very unique! The fragrant flesh is visually appealing. The outside of the melon is unimpressive. Light tan netting and all one color when ripe. Looks like any ordinary grocery store cantaloupe. But then you cut it open and realize that this is NO ordinary melon. Do be patient and allow the melons to ripen until all of the green on the outside is gone. I grew these in straw bales and trellised the vines. The ripe fruits fall from the vine and I would find them in the morning laying on the soft bales. For traditional gardening, I would advise slinging the fruits if trellised. This melon is truly one of the best.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
B Gardener
Location:
College Grove, TN, United States
Date:
July 30, 2016
          4.0
 
So sweet
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Small and sweet

What are the cons? Quick to ripen, pungent.

Review:

These beauties are super sweet, just the right size (grapefruit and larger) and are easy to grow. The melons were so sweet that they filled my house with a pungent sweet perfume.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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