Alushta melon

Origin - Russia.

Days till harvest -

Rind - Oval, yellow-skinned, lightly netted and thin rind.  Flesh -White to creamy green coloured flesh. Very soft and creamy. Tastes like musk/rockmelon but unpleasant.   Fruit weight - 1.8 to 2.5 kg. (mine were up to 5 kg this year).

Ripeness indicator - Turns yellow in patches then all over. Fruits should be picked as soon as they start to get a yellow patch or they will be over-ripe and 'soapy' tasting. Does not slip.

Prone to sunburn.


My Notes  Some people thought they tasted soapy but that was if they are too ripe. My family didn't like these so they rotted on the ground.