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Metki Dark Green Serpent Melon (Armenian) (25-50 seeds) (OML104) $2.50

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Metki Dark Green Serpent Melon (Armenian)

         
 
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65 days. An ancient heirloom introduced from Armenia into Italy as far back as the 1400's. It is a melon but is used like a cucumber. Picked small (18 inches or less), it is very mild and tasty, but the fruits can grow to over 3 feet long! Easy to grow and good yields; it should be planted in more gardens.
 
Metki Dark Green Serpent Melon (Armenian)
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 18
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

94.4% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jypsy Dog
Location:
Chandler, AZ, United States
Date:
July 6, 2017
          5.0
 
A Hydroponic MUST
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Wil Stand the HEAT

What are the cons? Drinks ALOT!!

Review:

Growing in a 17 gallon tote. 2 plants. I run an Air Stone and use Arizona Tap Water. If you've ever tried the water in PHX, you know what feat using it for Hydro is! My solution temps hit the 90's and she just keep on growing. Hand Pollination in the early mornings help set the flowers. The lite Green Armenians did well until it was over 10 here. By suggestion from a grower in Tucson, I started these.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tina
Location:
Hot Springs, MT, United States
Date:
March 24, 2017
          5.0
 
Best cucumber for a melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? The guarantee for a crop.

What are the cons? I never plant enough of these.

Review:

Okay- are we sure these are melons? Because they sure taste like the best cukes ever to me. In my very short growing season here in the mountain northwest, in a very dry valley, these beautiful fruits are produced in abundance on poor soil and thrive in our climate. Every year. All of the Armenian types of these melons do wonderfully here and the taste is so much better than most cucumbers. I never have to peel them and most of them do grow fairly large and straight as they will climb up the stalks of sunflowers and amaranth, and anything else they touch! Stunning among the Love-Lies-Bleeding amaranth or in a sprinkling of dark orange such as Soraya or Taiyo sunflowers. I find these plants all enjoy each others' company and the grandkids can find their favorite cucumbers hanging off of the taller support plants much easier. Helps keep the grooves of the melon skins cleaner, too. If you find most cucumbers to be tough or bitter, you gotta grow with the Armenian group of "cukes".

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Zootal
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
October 9, 2016
          5.0
 
Loves heat good summer cuke.
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Warm or even HOT weather

What are the cons? Cold wet weather

Review:

I was never able to get these to produce in Oregon because the summers aren't warm enough long enough for them to mature fruit. However, in Phoenix AZ, they thrive and produce in the warm weather before and after summer, and will even survive the entire summer. It is too hot for them to set fruit in July and August (daytime highs are 105-113, day after day), but by the end of September the weather has cooled and they will start to produce again. I've grow many different cucumbers here in the desert, and these are by far the best growing and best producing.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Silvia in AZ
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
September 7, 2016
          5.0
 
Delicious cucumber alternative
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, non bitter

What are the cons? Skin needs peeling

Review:

This "melon" is grown as a cucumber alternative. In my hot climate the flavor far surpasses cucumbers. They don't get bitter and the vines hold up to the heat. The fruits are fuzzy, fairly thick with a dark green skin. They like to climb and need the height for the long fruits. While you can let them grow longer I prefer to pick them at under a foot long. The skin can be a bit tough so you may want to peel them before eating. If you've grown the Armenian Cucumber/Melon this is very similar.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Andi
Location:
Keller, TX, United States
Date:
July 11, 2016
          5.0
 
Dark Green Serpent Melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I'm still in my growing season and this is my first year growing them. They are lots of fun. Taste just like a cucumber, I cut our first one at 18" and it was perfect for sushi night! I have 5 on the vine now and it's still going crazy and we have already hit 100 degree weather! Great fruit and vine! Super fun for the kids. Going to let one grow super big for fun! A must!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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