What are the pros? Delicious, good for the north
What are the cons? powdery mildew prone
Planted these as an afterthought and was pleasantly surprised. Planted seeds outside directly last week of may (zone 5). Seedlings were attacked by cucumber beetles, which set them back, but they kept growing. Only gave them a top dress of compost for fertilization. Neglected them, no irrigation, part shade, coolish Michigan weather. Still gave me a half dozen softball size melons. Very sweet and delicious. Despite uneven rainfall, I didn't have the problem with splitting that some have described. Late in the season, leaves developed powdery mildew,but I let it go as the melons were almost ripe. I think if I actually take care of them, give them some sun, and fertilize and water properly, they will produce nicely for me. I look forward to trying them again next year.
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