Post by keen101 (Biolumo / Andrew B.) on Oct 4, 2019 20:56:45 GMT -5
With nearing frost I called it the end of the season and harvested all [citron x watermelon] hybrids. The citron rind pattern is pretty apparent this year. I may try cutting into the yellowest rind to see if it has domestic flesh, but ideally I'd like to breed for that trait on the surface to be more yellow when more ripe with a domestic sweet flesh.
What throws a wrench into all this is the delayed ripening genes from the citron melons. It may take several weeks or months for them to be at peak ripening even though a domestic would be ripe now.