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Old December 24, 2019   #1
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Default Storage melon

Picked oct 1st or so. Sat on my counter out of direct sunlight and at room temp of average of 72 degrees. Ate it today. Taste was solid. I picked it before it could get overly sweet usually that's when the skin starts to get deep cracks or checks. I am not positive on variety but I will be saving seeds and will have some for trade.
I also have a piel de sapo I am waiting on until the new year. I am pretty excited about this, if I had to guess I would say the melon is ashkabhad.
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Old December 24, 2019   #2
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The long, slow taste of summer! Looks great!
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Old February 11, 2020   #3
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Does anyone have a melon that they favor that has a long shelf life comparatively to other melons.... looking to try ore varieties
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Old February 12, 2020   #4
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I "may" still have one or two varieties. I currently don't know, because I've been giving away most of my melon collection, as some of the seeds are starting to get a bit old.



I don't favor any of the winter storage types, as the ones I've tried have not had much flavor. This likely is because I generally get more rain later in the season, when these types are getting ripe. These melons need a long hot DRY season, which I rarely get.


I'll look for what seed I have left.
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Old February 18, 2020   #5
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The only long keeper I currently have is Valencia Winter Melon. PM me a mailing address if you'd like seeds.
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