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Melons in my papaya bed
« on: June 21, 2021, 04:22:05 PM »
I took pics of the melons.  We have a couple of different varieties that volunteered from last yrís plants.  I donít know when I am suppose to pick them so I will wait a little longer
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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2021, 04:29:56 PM »
Those look great and you have alot of variety there.  I don't recall ever eating a papaya.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2021, 04:32:29 PM »
That's great Arturo!!  Now you have a variety of melons, and I'm sure your kids will love watching them grow and picking them.  Let us know updates on their growth and especially when you pick them and eat them.  :)
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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2021, 09:45:16 PM »
Yes they will.  I can eat then fresh or in smoothies.  Kids prefer them in smoothies.
WL:  Thermalito, CdD Mutante, LSU(Red Extraordinaire & Tiger), Buzzone Nero, Socorro Black, Mutuant, UCR 187-25, Calderona

Other WL:  Banana(Ice Cream, Pisang Ceylon, Pisang Klotek & Praying hands).  Edible Perennials(seeds and/or cuttings).

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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2021, 12:10:55 PM »
Arturo, not sure about the first varieties, but the last picture looks like a cantaloupe. When it is ripe the fruit will easily separate from the stem. If it is hanging, it may even need support to prevent premature separation.
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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2021, 10:11:33 PM »
Arturo, not sure about the first varieties, but the last picture looks like a cantaloupe. When it is ripe the fruit will easily separate from the stem. If it is hanging, it may even need support to prevent premature separation.
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Last yr we planted cantaloupe, canary(or oriental) melons and tiger melons.  Some may have cross but based on the pics, I think the only ones that may still be true are the last one(cantaloupe) and 3rd from last(tiger melon).  All others donít look just right.  I am not concerned though cause they are all volunteers. 
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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2021, 03:02:36 PM »
Have being picking melons for a couple of weeks not.  Have being having smoothies like it was going out of style.  Photos and my thoughts:

1st photo - tiger melon, a little sweet.  Skin is very thin. 
2nd photo - looked like a papaya, so hoped for similar taste but same as #5
3rd photo - thick skin like a cantaloupe.  This one was very sweet and is what I use for the sweetness in my smoothly.  Taste like a very sweet cantaloupe
4th photo - the inside of 3rd photo
5th photo - similar skin like tiger, very thin.  More like a cucumber, not sweet at all
6th photo - the inside of 5th photo
7th photo - I just wanted to show how these 2 melons are growing.  I have not seen them grow this close but I am not complaining. 
WL:  Thermalito, CdD Mutante, LSU(Red Extraordinaire & Tiger), Buzzone Nero, Socorro Black, Mutuant, UCR 187-25, Calderona

Other WL:  Banana(Ice Cream, Pisang Ceylon, Pisang Klotek & Praying hands).  Edible Perennials(seeds and/or cuttings).

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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2021, 03:23:28 PM »
Very nice Arturo....   Looks like you have an assortment to choose from.  Did these look like any you had last year?  Do you know how they got in your garden?
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2021, 03:34:25 PM »
Arturo,

These are beautiful and what an assortment of melons!!!  Each one looks delicious.  I am sure your family will love them.  And weren't these the surprise result melons from last years crops that were hiding :)

You are "rocking" your garden, besides figs!!!
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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2021, 10:38:12 PM »
Good looking melons Arturo. Glad most turned out sweet.
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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2021, 09:57:08 PM »
Very nice Arturo....   Looks like you have an assortment to choose from.  Did these look like any you had last year?  Do you know how they got in your garden?
Ashley,

The tiger melon and a cantaloupe that I did not take a pic from but it was just like last years.  The rest are all different.   Birds and/or squirrels is what I can only guess, they steal everything. 


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All these were volunteers.
WL:  Thermalito, CdD Mutante, LSU(Red Extraordinaire & Tiger), Buzzone Nero, Socorro Black, Mutuant, UCR 187-25, Calderona

Other WL:  Banana(Ice Cream, Pisang Ceylon, Pisang Klotek & Praying hands).  Edible Perennials(seeds and/or cuttings).

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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2021, 11:47:28 AM »
I got a nice looking canary melon I can't wait to try. I'm so bad at telling when these things are ready, and I already picked a watermelon way early to my great disappointment. Live and learn.
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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2021, 02:09:39 PM »
Tyler,

Nice canary melon.  Looks good :)  Let us know how it is.  Glad you were able to harvest it before the animals.
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Re: Melons in my papaya bed
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2021, 01:09:49 PM »
I got a nice looking canary melon I can't wait to try. I'm so bad at telling when these things are ready, and I already picked a watermelon way early to my great disappointment. Live and learn.
Tyler,

Great looking melon.  Wish you the best of luck with it.

I did not get any this yr. cause the late freeze killed all my baby plants and I was hoping one of the plants were going to be one but no such luck.  I will have to try growing them again, I just have to remember where I got the seeds from. 
WL:  Thermalito, CdD Mutante, LSU(Red Extraordinaire & Tiger), Buzzone Nero, Socorro Black, Mutuant, UCR 187-25, Calderona

Other WL:  Banana(Ice Cream, Pisang Ceylon, Pisang Klotek & Praying hands).  Edible Perennials(seeds and/or cuttings).

Louisiana, 9a