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Post  toledobend on 7/13/2012, 12:53 pm



My first Cantelope from only our second season of SFG (Spring then Summer)! Yesterday or the day before it was the same color as the store ones. This morning I went out and it was yellow. Was late for work so I didn't get a chance to open her up. Was I to late in picking it? It has 6 siblings in various sizes (from one plant in one square) so I want to pick them at the right time also. One thing to point out as I have read that it's good to restrict water at the very end to make the melons sweeter, we had 3 inches or more of rain in the last few days. Would that have contributed to the yellow color?
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Post  No_Such_Reality on 7/13/2012, 12:58 pm

What kind of melon and where were the seeds from?

It kind of looks like a cross between a canary and regular muskmelon.

It isn't an Ogen melon is it?

Either way, I say it looks beautiful, give it a taste test. Did it do any kind of slip?

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Post  toledobend on 7/13/2012, 1:32 pm

I'll have to check the tag tonight to see but I think it was just a basic Bonnie Bell company seedling. They had two types at the farm and graden store, basic one and also a larger type cantelope. What is a slip?
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Post  No_Such_Reality on 7/13/2012, 2:29 pm

American muskmelons (american cantaloupe), slip from the vine when ripe. Basically, when they're ripe, they pop of the vine or partially pop of the vine themselves.

European cantaloupe and winter melon types (honeydews, canary melons, etc) do not slip from the vine.

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Post  toledobend on 7/13/2012, 2:37 pm

It separated when I moved it to look at it, so I guess it was a slip.
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Post  No_Such_Reality on 7/16/2012, 2:27 pm

@toledobend wrote:It separated when I moved it to look at it, so I guess it was a slip.

That would be slip. :-)

How did it taste? Orange, green or white flesh?

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Post  toledobend on 7/16/2012, 2:43 pm

@No_Such_Reality wrote:
@toledobend wrote:It separated when I moved it to look at it, so I guess it was a slip.

That would be slip. :-)

How did it taste? Orange, green or white flesh?

It was orange inside and tasty. Another one about the size of a sofball looked the same yesterday (and it poped off the vine too) and was great too, just smaller. Have about 4 more I'll have to keep an eye on.
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