champagne waermelon/melon?

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champagne waermelon/melon?

Postby gardenlen » Fri May 16, 2014 12:49 pm

ok,

saw it being promoted some years ago at a fruit stall

but how was it developed or created? is it heirloom or X-pollinated, or some other hybrid?

thank you

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Re: champagne waermelon/melon?

Postby tam » Fri May 16, 2014 10:38 pm

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Re: champagne waermelon/melon?

Postby gardenlen » Sat May 17, 2014 6:04 am

thanks tam,

i did see that one in my searches, but nothing real definite on the champagne

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Re: champagne waermelon/melon?

Postby Sam » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:18 am

I vaguely remember seeing Diggers having seeds a few years ago. Very small melon - sounded delicious.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: champagne waermelon/melon?

Postby gardenlen » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:36 am

g'day sam,

when i first saw it at northlake centre, they were sampling it, looked much bigger than a rock melon, didn't seem to take off, maybe getting to teh point of too much to choose from??

anyhow was curious about it's genetic heritage, whether open pollinated or modified?

don't ahve much luck growing any melons, so thought maybe i'd do better with it dunno? got a good strong water melon growing though winter now, sprung up in autumn from seed planted last spring, it already had a small melon on it, so maybe this melon is going to be our best effort, if so i reckon it grew from a good seed, had 4 or 5 small frost but it is unaffected

take care summer on the way, preparing beds for new season

looks like we may have dry start to season, i see dam levels seemingly mysteriously falling the same as last year, got a lot more water at hand than last year, and mulching heavily
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