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Tuesday, May 21, 2019 big moon Bethlehem CT

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I planted five 175 Ciesielski 18 watermelons. Two are on Shintosa rootstock, two are on Bushel Gourd and one is on C. ficifolia. Each plant is spaced 30' apart in a long row. These melons are being grown in an isolation plot far from any other melons that could cross with them. I am very excited to see how the melons will look this year, they are the f2 generation from a cross that Chris Kent made a few years ago. ( CC x JBD) Will they look more like CC's or JBD's? Last year they were a gorgeous mixture of both varieties.
Three miles away at my home patch, I planted two 146.5 Young C.C. melons. The weaker one will be culled once I see which one is better. There will likely be no difference. They are on Bushel gourd rootstock.

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