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Kirkman Melon, Cucumis melo KYRGYZSTAN (6 seeds) (JSML101) $5.00
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Kirkman Melon, Cucumis melo KYRGYZSTAN

         
 
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Not far from the famous Southern Kyrgyzstani town of Osh I discovered this beautiful variety. Driving down a narrow road lined by giant plane trees ( Sycamores) I caught glimpse of a fenced in porch that was piled full of melons. I asked my driver to back up so that we could enquire. Knocking on the front gate, a little boy answered, my translator driver, asked for his parents, the little boy dashed away his mother replacing him. Sheepishly, she peered out of the crack in the door, my driver explained that I was interested to know about the melons on the porch. “Oh, those melons, we raise them every year and we sell them later when the price is higher”. I had broke ice, the lady shouted for her husband. A minute or two passed and a foursome came around the corner, this time the husband was accompanied by the little boy and twin sisters. Hearing my story, the husband was enthusiastic, that I an American was interested in his melon variety fascinated him. Immediately he cut open a melon, “Take this” he said sliding the just cut slice off the knife. It was a spectacular crunchy, juicy sweet melon, “These store for months.” He told my driver, they get sweeter and sweeter. I told him that I would buy several, but first I needed some photos, he volunteered the twins to pose, and I quickly set them up each with a melon in hands. Against the back drop of the Platane (Sycamore) trees my treatment of the “ Kirkman” melon could not be more authentic. Asking about seeds I was told that he had a couple of kilos that he would sale. Further chat revealed that he truly believed that the seed would grow best and produce the sweetest melons only after it had been “aged” for at three years. We never did ask him if four would be even better! This is a beautiful melon reminiscent of many of the “winter” melons that are grown in Central Asia. Fine sweet, juicy and crunchy this is a wonderful melon to try
 
Kirkman Melon, Cucumis melo KYRGYZSTAN
Overall Rating:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0

33.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Banta Farms
Location:
Reno, NV, United States
Date:
September 12, 2018
          5.0
 
Fantastic Melon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Fantastic Sweet Melon!

What are the cons? I dislike nothing.

Review:

Amazing variety that grows very well in Nevada's high desert climate. We had good yields from our experimental planting and look forward to distributing seeds to our friends and family to try next year. This was our kids favorite melon variety! Astonishingly sweet exotic flavor, but requires a long time to ripen. I absolutely loved growing these and look forward to another successful crop next year! Cheers from Reno, Nevada

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Joepertx
Location:
The Woodlands, TX, United States
Date:
August 28, 2018
          1.0
 
Kirkmanno taste
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? no

What are the cons? yes

Review:

no taste

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
suse
Location:
dexter, IA, United States
Date:
August 27, 2018
          3.0
 
melon review
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? long keeper

What are the cons? flavor not sweet enough

Review:

I planted one hill and harvested 1 melon. It did not slip from the vine as some melons do, rather I judged by the color of the skin which looked very much like the photo in the catalog. I had only one melon and did not eat it right away. I kept it on the shelf for almost 2 weeks hoping it would be sweeter after more storage time, as suggested. I noticed it was showing signs of decay after 2 weeks and decided to taste it. The flesh was very much like a honeydew but a bit lighter in color. The flavor is lightly sweet and reminds me a bit of a honeydew. With only one melon to judge I can only wonder if this is the best this melon can be or if longer storage would have improved the flavor. Anyway, it was fun to grow something so unusual.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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