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Post: # 146171Post Chicken6
Wed Mar 11, 2009 1:27 pm

This year I'm growing or rather try to grow

Minnesota Midget - said to be bred for short summers, sweet smelling and very,very early
Collective Farm Women - early and can be stored for up to two weeks.

Both are cantaloupe melons and both from realseeds so I can save the seeds if I like them

Has anyone had success with these in the past?

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Post: # 146233Post The Riff-Raff Element
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:02 pm

I've no experience with the particular varieties you've mentioned, but I've found melons to be a very straight forward crop.

They seem to be relatively disease free, but watch out for mildew.

Good luck,

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Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:03 pm

I bought some melon seeds from Lidl today... can't remember the variety. I have my fingers crossed though.
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Post: # 146251Post bodrighy
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:25 pm

I've grown them in a greenhouse from seeds I got fruit fruit. Not massively productive but free and tasty

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Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:30 am

I've yet to grow a melon that was sweet but they were tasty and juicy even when little and were ripened on a window sill because the plants sucumbed to mildew. Will just keep trying - they do prefer a hot summer!
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Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:41 am

We only got a couple of tiny watermelons last year - but did quite well on the other sort (name excapes me) the melons were small but tasty and quite juicy.

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Post: # 146302Post Chicken6
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:24 am

Realseeds do say to grow them in a PT or greenhouse but as we are ment to be getting a good summer following a poor spring(which seems to be true)
I'm going to sow extra in a hope of growing outside too.

Thanks for all your replies

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Post: # 146341Post Millymollymandy
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:19 pm

theabsinthefairy wrote:but did quite well on the other sort (name excapes me)
Charentais. I love them!
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