Orangeglo Watermelon Strain Report

Here’s one of my three favorite melons, Orangeglo. It’s I more of a dark yellow, at least this strain, but the quality is still there. Seeds were obtained from Fedco.

It’s a very productive melon for me, setting quite a few melons an almost all of them were about the same size, approximately 8 pounds each.

The taste of the melon is excellent with good sweetness. I’m not good at describing flavor, I’d just say its good old fashioned melon flavor.

As you can see from the picture, it does have a couple of drawbacks. If you let them get too mature they get soft and stringy in the middle around the seeds. Picked earlier they’re good and solid, crisp all the easy through. Speaking of seeds, there are quite a few seeds and they’re very large. Not enough to make eating a chore but more than some other varieties such a Early Canada.

All in all, one of my favorites, both for flavor and for reliable production in warm years and cold years like 2012. It will definitely be in my garden next year.