Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Cucumis melo (90 days) The first time I found Banana Melon mentioned is 1885. I believe it was around a bit earlier than this, but cannot find actual confirmation. As to its origins, that is a mystery as well. In 1889 it was commonly available at farmer's markets in Philadelphia, New York and Boston.
Banana Melon produces a fruit that is long (18"-20") and shaped sort of like a torpedo. Not what you would normally think of as a melon shape. Fruit can weigh in excess of 5lbs. It has blue-grey skin that turns yellow as it matures. Banana melons are smooth with very little netting.
Sweet spicy flavor, salmon pink flesh. Some say it gets its name from the shape and some say it has a banana like flavor. Whichever it is this novel melon has been making an impact on peoples palettes for well over a 100 years now! Good late-maturing type. Can stand the sun.