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I have harvested seeds from a few of my CC xJBD melons. Chris Kent made the original F1 cross. I grew Chris' seed, so the seed you would be growing from me will be F2(second generation) hybrid seed. The melons were grown in an isolated field so all the crosses will maintain only the CC and JBD genes. The gentics may just be a little re-shuffled. I had my best melon year ever with CCxJBD cross. I grew 12 plants and allowed each plant to load up with melons. I counted 70 melons total from the 12 plants. Even the smallest ones weighed around 75 pounds!
Who knows how big these could have gotten with proper care and pruning!

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