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Torpeda Uzbekistan Melon (10 seeds) (JSML102) $6.00

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Torpeda Uzbekistan Melon

         
 
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Central Asia is a mysterious region, the place in antiquity where east met the west. This cross-roads of civilizations was also the origin of many edible treasures, among them; melons. Melons were likely domesticated in Central Asia, and from there, they were shared with the world. Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Kygyzstan are the countries that could be called the epicenter of melon diversity. The Torpeda Melon (in English translated: Torpedo Melon for its shape) is one of the most famous varieties. It is grown in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. This is an enormous melon that gets up to 20 Pounds. The fruit is shapd like a long stretched out football. The flesh is thick..(2- 2.5 inches), creamy white and very sweet. The Kyrgyzstani people wait for these melons to arrive. With local production not keeping up to demand, truckloads are imported from Uzbekistan. In various places in Southern Kyrgyzstan during melon season it is possible to see the melon trucks delivering laden with fruits carefully packed with straw. This melon has successfully been grown by many people in the states. They do best in dry climates with hot days and cooler nights. Probably 110-120 days to maturity. And astounding variety worth trying!
 
Torpeda Uzbekistan Melon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mark
Location:
New Plymouth, ID, United States
Date:
September 21, 2018
          5.0
 
Great unique melon
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Stripes, heat-tolerance, size

What are the cons? Split; cleaning seeds

Review:

This is a wonderful, large melon, with great production. It has white flesh, with a texture similar to firm watermelon. The flavor is gentle and sort of vanilla-like. There isn't much aroma at all. It's very sweet. The fruits look awesome with their stripes, especially before they develop netting. I don't see any netting in pictures of it, but mine developed considerable netting. I wouldn't have known if mine were ripe had it not split (the plant had a lot of foliage; so, I wasn't in the habit of checking the tendrils often). So, I guess I'm kind of glad it split. That one split today. I transplanted it kind of late, and we had a cooler spring than usual (still a hot, dry summer). Otherwise, it may have been ripe earlier. The seeds are surrounded in massive amounts of gel. I can see why they're so expensive. I tried eating the gel and spitting the seeds out, which worked well, but the gel seems to have an enzyme in it like pineapple that made the roof of my mouth sore.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

13 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
aushouse
Location:
Moscow, Moscow, Russian Federation
Date:
August 30, 2017
          5.0
 
About the name
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Taste

What are the cons? Hard to grow

Review:

Correct name is "Torpeda". This is most popular melon in Russia.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ang
Location:
Moree, NSW, Australia
Date:
August 28, 2017
          5.0
 
So tasty
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? taste

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a wonderfully flavorsome melon. We ate this when we were in Kazarkhstan and after eating one, that was all the fruit I wanted. It is white fleshed, juicy and sweet. Best melon I have eaten/

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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29 out of 29 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Lubov
Location:
Moscow, Russian Federation
Date:
July 2, 2017
          5.0
 
Name
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Very sweet

What are the cons? She loves heat very much.

Review:

The name is not correct. Correctly sounds and is written "TORPEDA" (TORPEDO eng.) - the meaning is the same in Russian and English. She loves heat very much. Only for southern regions. In the greenhouse does not get such a taste, as in the open ground in the south.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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