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Tuesday, September 29, 2020 big moon Bethlehem CT

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I made it to the Durham weigh off. This is what I brought. A nice 250 pound bushel gourd that was grown off of my 263.5 seed from last year. It had a bigger OTT than my 263 by 4 inches or so. It didn't go as heavy as heavy for me. You can't win them all.
On the bright side the 188 melon went 7% heavy! This melon was grown the exact same way and was grown right next to my 206 which went -10% to the chart. The big difference that I can see is the shape. This melon is a fatty. In fact it looks just like a JBD. We will see if it has black seeds or not. If it did I would imagine it would qualify as a Black Diamond even though it is an F3 hybrid CC x JBD. The interesting thing about these Chris Kent hybrid melons is that they seem to stay on the dark side. I haven't had one melon yet that even resembled the light green color and dark green striping of a CC. They may get stripes but the rind is always dark green. The shape can resemble a Carolina Cross though. Those are the really big ones. like my 206.

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