Rugosa di Cosenza melon

Origin - Italy.

Days to ripen -

Rind - This is a beautiful 'Amarillo Oro' type melon with smooth, bright yellow, ridged skin.   Flesh - sugary-sweet white flesh.   Fruit weight - 1 kg.

Ripeness indicator - Turns yellow. Slight softening of the flower end. Does not slip.    

 

Notes: I have grown these for a few years. They are tough vines and fruit well. Keep well on the vine and off. Fruit sets quickly but takes a long time to ripen.

Harvest - My plants did not grow well at all this year and one plant produced no fruit. The other two only gave one fruit each. In a normal year you would expect 3-4 fruits each.

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