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Mother Mary's Pie Melon
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Mother Mary's Pie Melon (25-50 seeds) (AML162) $3.00

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Mother Mary's Pie Melon

         
 
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A favorite in our Vegan Restaurant. Here's a really different little melon! Tart little fruits are about softball sized or slightly smaller, weighing to about 6 ounces. Smooth, occasionally netted bright yellow-orange skin contains the white flesh. The fruit is fragrant, tangy and moderately sweet. Original seed was preserved by W.R. Lorence, whose Minnesota grandmother a century ago made pies from a combination of this melon and apples. Our cooks turn these into incredible pies, crisps and cakes. Enjoy wonderful melon flavor in your summer baking and preserves!
 
Mother Mary's Pie Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Reb
Location:
Wichita, KS, United States
Date:
August 13, 2018
          3.0
 
tasting notes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow, abundant

What are the cons? no taste

Review:

Well, I finally got to taste them. It's very easy to tell when they're ready to pick, if you so much as tap one that's ready it just slips right off the vine. Sadly, these were mealy and had almost no flavor at all. Very vaguely melon-y with a slight tartness. I could see using them to bulk up some baked goods. You could sneak them into pie or applesauce or compote or jam as the bland taste wouldn't stand out at all. Personally I just pulled the vines and gave them all to my son's school chickens. I tasted several, of different sizes, over a few weeks to see if it was an anomoly. I suppose there's a chance it could be my soil, something lacking. I did some organic amendment when I planted them and fed them comfrey leaf compost tea a few times. It's a darn shame too, because I got pounds and pounds of these tennis ball to softball sized melons. Hopefully the Taki Gem watermelon turns out better.

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:
Reb
Location:
Wichita, KS, United States
Date:
July 17, 2018
          4.0
 
So far so good
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Quik growing

What are the cons? None

Review:

I haven't gotten to taste one if these yet so I probably should have waited to write my review. I have about 3 more weeks before I get to pick one I'm guessing. I will say that these are very fast and easy to grow. I planted 2 seeds and they are taking over every possible bit of space! The vines are covered in melons, more than I would have expected to get from 2 plants. I'm certainly excited to eventually try one!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

14 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
mrjkirk
Location:
morganton, NC
Date:
August 5, 2014
          5.0
 
best melon to grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? it is best the fruit to grow

What are the cons? n/a

Review:

I live in Burke County in foothill this is frist melon to grow in my garden. I am going enter this melon to the Drexel fall fair this Sunday on 10th of august.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Diane K.
Location:
Fallbrook, CA
Date:
October 15, 2013
          4.0
 
Wonderful
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Flavorful and cute.

What are the cons? Vines died off early.

Review:

Eager to try the melon pie recipe in the catalog, we grew these and sure enough, they made great pie! Each fruit make just enough for one pie. The flavor is pleasantly melony. The vines weren't invasive and it took a while before the plants developed both male and female flowers. I'll definatly grow these again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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