I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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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.