Friday, February 19, 2010

Golden Gopher Melon

85 days. "HEIRLOOM from the Univ. of Minnesota in the 1930s. 6 in. fruit with deep-orange flesh. Resistant to Fusarium Wilt. Our golden gopher was grown for a large CSA where the members commented on the great flavor and helped to save the seed. Upon ripeness, the fruit of this melon slips from the vine when pulled. (If they are not ripe, they will not slip.) Around the beginning of August, begin to check the melons and when they start ripening, pick the melons each day. Otherwise, the tendency of this variety is to pop open when over-ripe. One of the sweetest melons ever, so it is well worth attentiveness to the harvest."
Turtle Tree Biodynamic Seeds

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