Which is the best melon that you have grown in terms of intensity and
quality of flavour, and sweetness? We have to get down to specific
cultivars and if possible the source of the seeds, just saying "rockmelon"
is not helpful.
Years ago I grew a yellow fleshed watermelon called "Yellow Doll" that was
wonderful. I think the seed came from Parks. I can't grow melons or 'lopes
at my present location so I don't try any more. If you can grow watermelons
give "Yellow Doll" a try.
Define "melon". As a rule, begrudging them the space, I don't grow
melons but, when I do, it's a fairly thrifty, small watermelon called
"Sugar Baby". It's a "for-two" sized, nearly spherical, dark-skinned,
thin-rinded, near-seedless jewel that, when properly left to fully
ripen, is aptly named and has a good flavor, too. Yes, I know Americans
misspell "flavour" but there's none for it except to continue the
tradition. Can't help with the seed source.They're dirt common in the
'States but dunno about elsewhere on this Earth. I don't see them on
either T&M site.
USDA zone 9b, peninsular Florida, U.S.A.
I planted honeydew in tubs this year and even with netting the melon,
the critters did away with it. Same thing happened to what I think was
a cantaloupe volunteer from compost mix-ins.
My flower bed in the front yard was liberally treated to compost and
the tomato and melon volunteers are so numerous and so healthy and
productive, that I am amazed. Of course, I have grown neither melons
nor tomatoes in that bed before.
I have no idea of what varieties of either I am growing. There are
cherry, grape and larger cluster tomatoes, as well as some sort of
heirlooms. And I cannot as yet tell what sort of melons are coming
up...not pumpkins, for sure. They look like cantaloupes and will be a
welcome surprise if they ripen. This bed is thoroughly fenced in,
although the tomatoes and vines are growing over the top and the deer
are happy with the overgrowth. I may add netting on top.
And the impatiens are really loving the shade.
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