Strain Review – Collective Farm Woman Melon

With a name like that it’s got to be great, doesn’t it?  I’ve always been intrigued by the name and since it seemed likely to come from somewhere in Russia or nearby it might do well in our climate.

Collective Farm Woman

Collective Farm Woman Melon

 

Collective Farm Woman (CFW from here on) is a moderate sized pale green fleshed melon.  Mine averaged about 5″-6″ in size, decent if not huge.  They have an average sized seed cavity and a very pale green flesh, almost white.  They were vigorous producers, with each small vine producing several fruit.

The big lesson I learned was that I started out picking them too early.  I tried some when they were first turning yellow as I was afraid they’d spoil.  All my other melons went from underripe to overripe in a day or two, so I didn’t want them to rot.  When I tried them, they were very bland with little flavor and not very sweet at all.  When I let them get ripe though…

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