What are the pros? Vigorous, prolific, SWEET
What are the cons? Short shelf life, ground rot
This little melon is a must-grow! I covered our experience growing this melon in great detail on our blog (Three Wondrous Acres Homestead), including its shortcomings and things we learned to fix for this year (like how quickly ripe fruit rots on the vine and how to tell when it's ripe, which is hard at first; it goes from ripe to rotten in just a few short days, to make matters worse.)
Of course, its short shelf life would be the reason we don't see this melon in stores; but it is one of the most delicious melons I've ever tried, and has completely replaced cantaloupe for me. I grow this instead! The shelf life is where I knock a star off.
It is super sweet, prolific, and has a similar growth habit to cucumbers. It is also pretty open to neglect, as long as you provide early care and the infrastructure it needs to thrive. It can definitely hold its own thereafter!
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