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Old November 19, 2016   #1
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I need help figuring out a melon I grew years ago. This melon was bought from Park seed I think and I think I remember it being called Crenshaw but looking at pics of Crenshaw melons they don't look anything like it.

It was the size of a cantaloupe. The rind started out almost black and was covered with what I could only describe as hair. After the hair fell off it changed to a lighter green and was ripe shortly after. It was green fleshed and grew well with no care given. The taste was incredible. I am still chasing that flavor and have yet to find as good in any other melon. Any idea what this could have been?
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The one I thought of is called Sugar Baby https://bonnieplants.com/product/sugar-baby-watermelon/
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Thanks Salt but it was green fleshed and in the 2 or 3lb range. The internal seed cavity was just like that of a cantaloupe. Oh and I have grown Sugar Baby, their flavor is nowhere near the intensity of what I had grown.
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Thanks Salt but it was green fleshed and in the 2 or 3lb range. The internal seed cavity was just like that of a cantaloupe. Oh and I have grown Sugar Baby, their flavor is nowhere near the intensity of what I had grown.
I'd like some.
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Me too, maybe it was just beginners luck. That was the first year I grew a garden and I just threw stuff all over and picked whatever I could. After looking at Baker Creek it could be this one http://www.rareseeds.com/crenshaw-melon/?F_Sort=10 mine were smaller but that could be because of neglect.
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Me too, maybe it was just beginners luck. That was the first year I grew a garden and I just threw stuff all over and picked whatever I could. After looking at Baker Creek it could be this one http://www.rareseeds.com/crenshaw-melon/?F_Sort=10 mine were smaller but that could be because of neglect.
Looks tasty with great reviews .gonna get some and midget okra too!
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I still have seeds for the ones I grew. But they are around 10 years old now. I may try the Miracle grow soak and see if I can get any germination. He11 worth a shot right?
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hmmm, I really searched hard for this one. It obviously is a sort of honeydew like melon, personal size. However the black when first forming is not common. Is it netted at all?
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Oh, sorry I thought you said it was green fleshed. Yeah then that crenshaw melon is probably what you were thinking! haha.
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I remember it as green, but its been a decade and the description says its kinda multicolored flesh so that could certainly be it. I am gonna try to germinate my seeds. Fingers crossed.
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I still have seeds for the ones I grew. But they are around 10 years old now. I may try the Miracle grow soak and see if I can get any germination. He11 worth a shot right?
Go for it and good luck. Is that the Carolyn method?
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I remember it as green, but its been a decade and the description says its kinda multicolored flesh so that could certainly be it. I am gonna try to germinate my seeds. Fingers crossed.
My fingers are crossed for you as well!!
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Go for it and good luck. Is that the Carolyn method?
Could be I just remember reading it somewhere on here. I put 10 seeds in to soak. They are all floating but I think that is expected with 10 year old seed. Not sure, I dont know much about melon seed viability.
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To update: I soaked 10 seeds in miracle grow for 48 hours (was waiting for all of them to sink)then planted in 3' pots with sterile mix on 11/20/16. As of now I have one sprouted! I can't wait to eat these melons again.
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Could it be Jenny Lind cantaloupe ? A green flesh cantaloupe.
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