[NAFEX] A melon for all ya up north
sdw12986 at aol.com
Sat Jun 13 18:11:23 EDT 2009
I remember that article!
I'm pretty sure I wasn't a member of NAFEX quite that far back but, when
I joined, sometime in the 80s, I wanted more and ordered all available
back issues of Pomona. With that information, I ordered some "Early
Dawn" seeds and started growing melons. Over a period of years, I grew
it along with about 7 or 8 other kinds of muskmelons. (I tried some
watermelons too.) Early Dawn was always the best. I ordered the Early
Dawn seeds from Harris Seeds. The last time I looked, it was not in
Our growing season is so cool that even Early Dawn couldn't produce
without some extreme measures. I wrote, here, about how I did it some
time ago. It was a bit of work and I haven't taken the time to do it for
several years now. I'll try to post my method here later. Maybe later
Steve in the Adirondacks
fuwa fuwa usagi wrote:
> Well why looking through old Pomonas for Donna I did determine that Melons are a NAFEX approved topic as at least one discussion was printed in Pomona in April of 1981.
> In an article entitle “A Melon For Northern Gardeners” David Imes who lived about a quarter mile form the Canadian Border in Minn experimented with growing 30 varieties of melons, direct seeded outdoors. He found one winner, a melon known as Early Dawn. So for colder climate growers it looks like you have a melon with potential to run some trails with in the future.
> Lil ol' me
> David Imes “A Melon For Norther Gardeners”, Pomona, The North American Fruit Explorers Quarterly, Vol. XIV No. 2, April 1981, p. 89.
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