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Thursday, July 09, 2020 big moon Bethlehem CT

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It looks like I have a good pumpkin set on my 1780 Wagner. It was set in the first week of July.
Both of the D1 CCx JBD melons that are on squash rootstock have tiny sets that look like they took. The D1 produces really round sets.(same as it's mother did last year) I would prefer them to be more elongated like my Unknown CC x JBD plant is throwing. Oh well I will try and grow the biggest, fattest, roundest melon ever. The plants are just about filled out, so the melons will have lots of plant behind them. Let the culling season begin. The weather has turned from sunny and dry to cloudy and wet. Good for my mite problem, bad for my melons.
I also have a 300.5 Young melon growing out in the big field where I grew my melons last year. It looks good, after a slow start it has really filled out nicely. I ought to get pollen from that and make a cross with the D1. Crossing a CCxJBD wide melon back to a longer CC type could be interesting. I think Chris K did that last year, I bet that will be a heck of a seed.

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