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Old April 11, 2016   #1
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Default Early moonbeam watermelon.

Does anyone have experience growing this one? I got it from SESE and was intrigued by their description of having 18"l vines.

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Thanks Mike for sharing seeds! It's the same here as you described in Texas. Short 3 foot vines with watermelons. I planted late so they are still ripening.
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How many fruit on each 3ft vine? I'm super curious!
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Old September 6, 2016   #4
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Don't know about per vine. but it's 2-3 per plant for me.
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Looking forward to a taste review from you guys! I've never had a yellow fleshed watermelon, do they taste the same as the pinks, or is there a definite difference in flavor notes? Really interested in the 3 ft vines!
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I have some seed for these, so looking forward to how they do and taste, too!

How did the melon seeds I sent you do, scooty?

And, I want to know about the dogs in your avatar, LOL, greyhound and inca terrir???
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I have some seed for these, so looking forward to how they do and taste, too!

How did the melon seeds I sent you do, scooty?

And, I want to know about the dogs in your avatar, LOL, greyhound and inca terrir???
They did pretty well. The first of Sakatas is just about to ripen. We just finished off a Noir de Carmes. Really tasty. Smelled like cotton candy even before we opened it. We're growing other melons too, don't remember all the names off top of my head.

Also the little one is a Manchester Terrier.
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Oh, both breeds are lovely dogs- and I'll guess the little one is also a standard size? We had one growing up- he loved to ride in my bicycle's front basket.

I only sent you two varieties, the Sakata Sweet and the Ha'Ogen. Both only are happy when it is very hot. Hope you enjoy them both.
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Oh, both breeds are lovely dogs- and I'll guess the little one is also a standard size? We had one growing up- he loved to ride in my bicycle's front basket.

I only sent you two varieties, the Sakata Sweet and the Ha'Ogen. Both only are happy when it is very hot. Hope you enjoy them both.
The Sakata was good. Smelled like a sweet apple. We're about to crack open a Ha'ogen. Glad to be able to harvest a few. This morning we discovered someone (or something) poached one of the Ha'ogens near the road.
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Poop. Now I know its someone and not something! Second melon was poached just as it was finishing to ripe. Argggg...
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