French Charentais Melon (OP) --- Botanical Interest Seeds 2009
Let your nose be your guide when harvesting this melon,
the vine will not slip from the fruit when it is ripe.
It tends to crack open at the bottom if not pick in time.
Harvested a day too late!
It's still good, fragrant and sweet.
This is a hybrid Charentais Melon,
the vine will slip from the fruit when ripe,
and it will not crack at the bottom. It is less fragrant,
but I cannot tell the difference in texture or taste.
Sierra Gold Cantaloupe --- Ferry Morse Seeds 2009
The sweetest melon grown in 2009, maybe it had something
to do with growing in EB with consistent moisture and nutrients,
and I withheld water several days before harvest
which caused it to concentrate its flavor in the fruit.
(Just guessing, I could be wrong.)