Kansas Melon

Kansas melon

 Origin - USA.

Days to ripen -

Rind - Oval, ridged and netted  Flesh - Orange and good flavour but fibrous.    Fruit weight - to 2 kg.

Ripeness indicator - Turns yellowish under the netting and slips. Also develops a nice muskmelon scent.

A very rare heirloom from the US. Vigorous vines with a great yield.  Dependable.  

 My Notes:  I am growing Kansas this year (2011). It is not growing well, could be the hot, dry weather. I have barely got any fruit on the vines.

See below the picture/s for info on this 2012 growing season.

Kansas Melon

 

 

 2012 Growing season

5th oct: seeds sown