First Cantaloupe of 2011

on Thursday, August, 04 2011 @ 09:57:53 pm (149 words)
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Burpee's Hybrid Cantaloupe

I got my first cantaloupe out of the veggie garden. Last year I planted Hale's Best and manage to only get a couple due to the horrible weather. This year I decided to plant Burpee's Hybrid; not for any particular reason, I just saw them at the nursery and thought I would try a different variety. So far the plants are doing well and I have about a half dozen nice cantaloupes on the vines; outside of the one that I ate of course. The weather has been very dry and hot here and that has affected the crops. In regard to taste, I think I prefer Hale's Best; although the current hot dry weather could have had something to do with the taste being slightly less than optimum. However, it was still quite delicious and I ended up eating the whole cantaloupe at one sitting.

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Comment from: Augie Doggy [Visitor]
Augie DoggyVery nice. They always make a big deal here over the Rocky Ford cantaloupe crop. Supposedly, the hot days, cool nights, and elevation make them especially sweet.
08/04/11 @ 23:40

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