Santa Claus melon: The verdict is in

The verdict? It’s delicious.

So delicious that we decided to create a photo montage to express our happiness with the mystery melon.

Isn’t Blair such a good Santa Claus melon model?

Ok, now for what you probably were really wondering. What did it taste like? It was pretty sweet. It definitely didn’t taste like honeydew or cantaloupe – maybe something in between. I think we picked the first one before it was completely ripe. It was a bit crunchy, but good. Kathy even got to try a slice.

We picked the second one (and last one) just a few days ago. It was even better and juicier. This one tasted more like a cantaloupe, but I think it was still sweeter. It was much greener inside and much more yellow on the outside. After reading some of the articles you all posted to the blog, we learned how to tell when it was ripe.

 There aren’t many spring crops left in the garden now! Just a few more tomatoes on the Costoluto Genovese and a couple jalepenos still growing. We cleaned out all of the beds today (before it hit 100 outside) to prep them for late summer/fall crops and even got a few things into the ground! More on that to come…

Thanks for playing along with “name that melon.” You never know what the compost fairy will bring.


5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by nancy on August 16, 2010 at 8:00 am

    ROFL …. Blair! hahahaha!
    Thanks YOU for letting us play name that compost surprise!


  2. Posted by hilstreet on August 16, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I like the first picture the best. It’s very sewius.


  3. Posted by Emilie on August 23, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Blair looks so regal. I must agree, the second melon had a cantelope-ish taste but sweeter, even though the flesh looked green. I am so honored I was able to witness the miracle of the mystery melon. I hope it’s not the last ever.


    • Posted by Andria on August 23, 2010 at 11:26 pm

      Don’t worry. This won’t be the last time you see a Santa Claus melon in Blandria’s garden. We saved some seeds from the last fruit to plant next year!


  4. Posted by Blair on August 24, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Glad you guys liked all of the stupid pictures. I take lot of them. Like Andria said, the seeds have been saved. I labeled them and put them away this morning. Let’s hope they’re not all duds!


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