Almost time to harvest my ‘Faerie’ melons!

July 9, 2012

Melon faerieAlmost time to harvest my watermelons! This is a beautiful dwarf hybrid melon called 'Faerie'. It's an AAS Winner that I'm currently testing in my garden for Organic Gardening Magazine. The beauty of this baby is it's size...vines only reach about 11-foot and they don't require trellising. It's great to find a melon that doesn't take up much space. The skin is a luminous pale yellow, and the flesh inside is a bright pink. I'm waiting for the first few melons to get to "full slip", meaning they'll slip right off the peduncle (stem that attaches the fruit to the stem). Should be any day!

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