What are the pros? Great flavor, low maintenance
What are the cons? Rind splits
This melon has a rich flavor unique to melons. Almost a candy like sugar taste. My children love it. The plant is easy to maintain and requires very little oversight. Fruit set evenly across the plants and are prolific. The major downside is some of the melons will split (typically at the head or bottom of the melon). If left on the vine too long they will split enough to allow bugs into the fruit. My sense is this is due to uneven moisture and/or dry conditions. At times, the splitting occurs when the melons are ripe and ready to pick so the splitting is not a problem. Otherwise, you are forced to pick slightly early and the fruit is left with the typical grocery store "stiff" fruit condition and less than optimal sweetness. Still edible but not perfect. I've grown them 2 seasons. Decent results.
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