On June 7, I started picking melons which I planted in February and that germinated on March 1. The Rich Sweetness 132 melon, purchased as seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, is — well — interesting.
Its taste is best described by Max E, who wrote a review at the page linked to above:
Flavor is still mild, somewhere in between a musky cucumber and a honeydew. My mom said to her they tasted a bit like conventional (as in commercial) honeydew. The jelly part with the seeds in the middle ARE sort of sour and astringent, so scoop, save seed (one melon will provide enough seeds to last forever) and enjoy.
I think next Spring I’ll be trying my hand at cantaloupe, hoping for a sweeter fruit, now that I have proven I can grow melons. A previous attempt in 2009 to grow watermelons yielded only one specimen on Oct. 3, 2009.