In the Midwest we love our muskmelons. Ambrosia, Goddess, Superstar - who can resist that juicy, sweet, melting orange flesh? But if your tastebuds are in the market for something different and unique, give this Piel de Sapo type melon a try. It tastes something like a honeydew, but with a surprising and delicious tanginess combined with 14% brix sweetness that sets it apart. The white, aromatic flesh isn't melting, but instead has a crispy texture. It brings a totally new healthy fruit option for meals. The 6 inch diameter oval melons average 4 lbs. each and hold quality up to a month after picking. When the green rind develops chartreuse mottling, you know they are ready to pick, about 70 to 80 days from transplant or 90 to 95 days for sowing directly into the garden. In Taiwan where this melon was developed, they typically grow it in pots in a well-ventilated area, using a 15 inch pot with 1 plant per pot and 12 inch spacing between pots. They construct a trellis using bamboo stakes and fix the vines to the trellis, using single-vine pruning. Where you have garden space, it can be grown on the ground like other melons. The vines bear early and prolifically.
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