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Tommy Apple Melon (25 seeds) (AML131) $3.00

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Tommy Apple Melon

         
 
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A gourmet cantaloupe that has been tended by Mr. Tommy Apple in his home garden by the banks of the Snake River in eastern Oregon since the 1970s. Tommy received the seeds for this silky sweet melon from a local Oregon nurseryman in the early 1970s. The melons were introduced to Tommy as oriental melon and were quite late maturing but remarkably tasty. The fruit of this eastern Oregon landrace is oblong and varies in size from football-sized to jumbo. Over the decades, Tommy has selected for earlier maturation, but he says the incredible, sweet, mellow flavor and refined texture are just as good as the original melons he received almost 50 years ago. Tommy is our seed grower for this amazing variety and says that he harvests fruit by hand, visiting the garden each morning barefoot with a fruit sack slung around his shoulder. He says harvest is easy: the fruit picks itself! Indeed, the mature fruit turns a golden color and slips from the vine when perfectly ripe. Thanks to the hard work of Mr. Tommy Apple for this amazing heirloom.
 
Tommy Apple Melon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Danjo
Location:
Banning, CA, United States
Date:
August 30, 2019
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Yum!

What are the cons? None

Review:

Planted 24 seeds on 4 mounds, thinned to 2 plants per mound, zone 9a, manure compost-amended 7.1 ph soil. Established fast. Lots of fruit. Cut the first yesterday. Amazing! Is that cantaloupe? It like those ones I the store!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Hotmessgardener
Location:
Platte City, MO, United States
Date:
August 23, 2019
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? AMAZING flavor

What are the cons? Slow to mature

Review:

Grow this melon! I thought it would never turn yellow. But when it finally did, it slipped right off the vine. I killed it in the fridge overnight, and had to restrain myself from eating the entire thing without sharing with my kid. very light and sweet, almost makes you think of a mango or something equally tropical. Easy to grow too, I did not have any bug pressure from some of the usual suspects. The only thing I did wrong was I only planted two Vines. Next year I'm growing a whole bunch.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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