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Banana Melon
'Banana' melon
Banana Melon
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Banana Melon
Cucumis melo Reticulatus Group

90 days — It is a very old variety predating 1880. Its fruit are an interesting, elongated shaped, pinched at the ends, with a yellow skin that is mostly smooth with very little netting. It resembles a giant (18 to 24 inch long) banana, hence its name. Fruits weigh about five pounds.

When looking through old seed catalogs prior to about 1900, nearly everyone listed the Banana melon. The 1885 James J. H. Gregory seed annual stated, "None of the 170 varieties of vegetables exhibited by me at the Essex Agricultural Society in the fall of 1883 created a greater interest than the Banana melon." About 30 seeds per one gram packet.
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Sweet and delicious.
I planted this last year as a curiosity and was quite amazed by it. It had a semi-citrus, spicy aroma. In a very hot area such as ours, I found it was better to harvest very slightly green, the flesh was a firmer like that. The vines were heavy producers, held up well, and the fruit was sweet and delicious. It does take quite a bit of space, but was well worth it.
Reviewed by: Ruth Ann Rogers from Dawson, GA. on 2/6/2016
A Rich Flavor
I am surprised to see no reviews for this gem of a melon. If you live north of the 35th latitude, get these started indoors in late February, because their season is pretty long. The slips love a greenhouse or a cold frame. Any extra effort in tending the seedlings is well worth the effort, for when they are ripe, they burst with flavor and moisture, and a hint of banana mixed in with the familiar muskiness of the species. They are everything a cantaloupe wishes it could become. Also an excellent option to be rendered into pancake syrup.
Reviewed by: Aaron B. from Kentucky. on 12/8/2015
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