Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The first Charentais melon

It was very windy last night and I lost a big branch from my brandywine tomato plant. And it had a couple of small green tomatoes on it so I wasn't overly happy to see that. But I was looking over the Charentais melon plants and was quite surprised to discover a new melon.

These plants have been growing well. A bit of powdery mildew but it hasn't completely taken over yet. The plants put out lots of male flowers and occasionally a few females. I've hand pollinated at least a half dozen female flowers and this is the first to produce. The flowers are quite small and the males don't appear to produce much pollen.

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