Melon: Rich Sweetness 132

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$5.75 $5.75

(Cucumis melo)

Rich Sweetness 132 is a beautiful reddish brown melon, about the size of a baseball, striped with golden yellow and very fragrant, with a Pina Colada-like aroma and flavor.

Available on backorder

Description

(Cucumis melo)

These little Russian pocket melons, from the former Soviet Union in the Baltic region, are only the size of baseballs.

But they do pack quite a punch, both in taste and in visuals. Beautiful red-brown melons with gold stripes and rich white flesh. Weight about 1/4 pound.

We grew these with ease through Phoenix, Arizona summers reaching over 120 degrees.

We are currently adapting them to our Northeastern Arizona location, on top of a mesa in the Painted Desert at 6700 feet elevation. There is no purer sunshine or air quality available. Watered from a native sandstone aquifer.

These highly aromatic little fruit have a mild, tropical flavor, very sweet and slightly tart, with a hint of coconut, to give a pina colada sensation. Great for school and work lunches, picnics, backpacking and sports practice.

Vigorous vines are highly productive from late spring until frost.

Currently in production. Seeds expected before Spring 2022.

Painted Desert Seed Company was growing for increase in seed quantity during Winter 2020 and Spring of 2021.

94 Percent germination, tested June 2021

Minimum 35 Seeds

1 review for Melon: Rich Sweetness 132

  1. GrantQ

    Hardy and prolific, I think this little melon is most like a small version of a honeydew melon – it is very similar in taste and like a honeydew it is sweetest while it still a bit green, before it has the yellow and brown coloring featured in the images used in advertising. It puts out long vines that do well on trellises, allowing for very high yields per square foot.

    • Mike E. Bailey

      It’s a great little melon to pack with lunch, it’s tough, smells great, and if you ease off the water the last week before harvest, the melons are very sweet.

      RS-132 melons are in production now, finishing inside Greenhouse One. After processing and curing, we’ll have seeds before spring.

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