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Melon Ricura Piel De Sapo

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Jantina starts with ...
Bought one of the above melons and it was delicious. White flesh sweet and juicy. It had many seeds so if anyone would like some to try send me your address and I will post some off.
jantinarohde at activ8 dot net dot au
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Julie says...
Jantina, is this a rockmelon type, or a watermelon type - if you know what I mean?

If rocky type, I would love a few seeds please.
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Mike Tr says...
They have been in the markets here for a few years and only in the supermarkets occasionally in the last year. They seem to be a variety of honeydew and better than normal honeydews.I still prefer rockmelons with orange flesh and the orange fleshed honeydews.....mango melon.
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Jantina says...
Thnks Mike, so there you have it Julie, a honeydew type, it was about rockmelon size. I'll need your address again if you want some seeds :)

Not that I spend much time in supermarkets Mike but I've never seen a mago melon down here.
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Mike Tr says...
Jantina it is amazing what you can find in the supermarket.
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JohnMc1 says...
Drooling over that mango melon pic, how nice does it look?
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MaryT says...
Mike I m sure it is worth putting up with some heat and storms for your amazing fruit bowl.
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Jantina says...
Looks pretty yum Mike.
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BJ says...
I too prefer the mango melons to toad skin honeydew. Orangelo watermelon trumped them all this year though, and I have a feeling it will crop in winter here...
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sternus1 says...
It depends what you're looking for in a melon. watermelon is fairly boring,and takes up a lot of space. I've grown many, the best was an American orange fleshed variety of moon and stars, followed closely by Golden midget. Muskmelons have more flavor, the mango melon is ok but far from the best of the charentais-type melons. It has a small seed cavity which is a pretty big pro. Prescott fond blanc and delise are regarded by a lot of people as the best, I prefer the green fleshed muskmelons, the best of these being Boule d'or. That said I do really like Sapo as well, it has the best flesh consistency of any melon, but people are put off by its mild and cucumberish flavor.
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vlct says...
hey sternus.. golden midget, how was it disease resistant wise ?
the yield and taste..
cheers
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sternus1 says...
Cropped heavily, taste is excellent. Not overly seedy, very firm flesh right through to the centre--crisp, not overly sugary. Not chewed too badly by anything, but like a lot melons developed powdery leaf fungus, probably as a result of my watering the leaves constantly because I am a lazy gardener.

I have seeds you can have, buy you'll need to message me your email today, as tomorrow is my posting day.
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vlct says...
wiked.. hunting.u#medotcom
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BJ says...
Do the Golden Midgets have black or white seeds?
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sternus1 says...
They are exactly the same colour as those tacky, rough-carved ebony elephants you see in old people's houses occasionally. I'm going with black. They are the real deal Holyfield from the US, not the bullshit sold in Australian stores.
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BJ says...
Just interested as the Orangelo is another heavyweight orange fleshed watermelon but it has large white seeds, not black, and not very many of them. Thought it might have been a feature of orange fleshed watermelons, but apparently not. Tastes more of a juicy mango melon than a standard watermelon.
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Julie says...
Jantina, I sent you an email saying thanks for the melon seeds, but it failed, so don't know what went wrong.

Let me know your correct email address:

julwood at iprimus dot com dot au.
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