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Old 08-07-2008, 11:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Odd Orange Honeydew

I've got quite a patch of melons growing, but mine aren't ready yet. A guy that works for me some of the time brought me a orange honeydew the other day that was the first melon I've seen like this. Besides this unusual feature, it tasted very good as well.

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Old 08-08-2008, 12:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Harvey, I told that guy ammonium nitrate, not uranium nitrate. Actually I have one or two melon or squash fruits appear like that every couple of years -- but if that is a consistant defect it sure is interesting!
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey, they accused him of being a terrorist when he tried to buy some ammonium nitrate (my supplier won't even carry it because of the security requirements mandated since Oklahoma City).

Maybe I should plant some of these seeds next year and see if they give me melons similar to this one. Maybe I'd call it "88 Honeydew".
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Is orange honeydew the same as a cantalope?
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No, though it tastes more like a cantaloupe than a standard honeydew. It's skin looks like a standard honeydew, though.

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Antioxidant, Sugar, Mineral, and Phytonutrient Concentrations across Edible Fruit Tissues of Orange-Fleshed Honeydew Melon (Cucumis melo L.)
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Orange-fleshed honeydew is a cross between orange-fleshed cantaloupe and non-netted, green-fleshed honeydew.
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From the wikipedia articles on melons:
Melon is a term used for various members of the Cucurbitaceae family with fleshy fruit. Melon can refer to either the plant or the fruit, which is a false berry. Many different cultivars have been produced, particularly of muskmelons. The plant grows as a vine. (Melon - Wikipedia)

Muskmelon (Cucumis melo) is a species of melon that has been developed into many cultivated varieties. These include smooth skinned varietes, such as honeydew, and different netted cultivars known as cantaloupes (Muskmelon - Wikipedia).
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see thats what happens when you spray chemicals on your fruits and veggies.....you get mutated fruit.!!!!!!rotflmao! ha ha ha ha
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By the way, since it has 2 seed cavities it is an EVEN Orange Honeydew, not odd.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Why not 888 honeydew!!!
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misskitty - no chemicals sprayed on these!

Richard - Okay, you're odd and the honeydew is just strange!

Jarred, I posted the photo on the 7th and the photo was taken on the 6th. I guess I should have waited had I had my brain turned on!
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Richard - Okay, you're odd and the honeydew is just strange!
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Oh thanks. Now my teenagers feel more emboldened than ever!
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My son isn't even a teenager yet and I get that from him all the time, though that's partially because I even make fun of myself!
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