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Carolyn Phillips

Nauvoo, Alabama

At what Day did you note that your cantaloupes starting loping? DAP?
How many days after loping did they ripen? (mine = 16 days)
Who has a diary of their lopes?

7/25/2015 1:15:45 PM

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Valencia Spain

Not alL cantelopes lope 51 holloway at 100 Ott has Not loped

7/25/2015 1:27:00 PM

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Valencia Spain

What was the Ott of your 45 pounder

7/25/2015 1:29:00 PM

Ice Man

Garner, NC

Not sure of the days, but I have a diary of my lopes.

7/25/2015 3:57:17 PM

Smoky Mtn Pumpkin (Team GWG)

sevierville, Tn

mine ripened dap 48-51

7/25/2015 10:20:13 PM

Carolyn Phillips

Nauvoo, Alabama

My 45 phillips was 122" ott when it ripened and was 51 " cc.
It was 39" CC when it started loping.
The one that I have growing right now is 46" CC...105" OTT and no loping yet..

7/27/2015 1:01:39 PM

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Valencia Spain

Nice

7/27/2015 2:54:33 PM

Holloway

Bowdon, GA

Days of growth is directly related to air temp. Lopes can grow up to 60+ days if the air temps are low.In Alabama 45 days is about all you will get. Sometimes a lope will ripen even sooner if the temps are near 100. Netting isn't always a good indicator of age, but it sounds like you have a really nice one going either way. Also castor pellets will run your mice off. Keep it going and good luck

7/27/2015 9:19:06 PM

Josh Scherer

Piqua, Ohio

I've seen pics of this melon, let's just say it's a beast for its age. I hope she stays together for you.

7/27/2015 10:18:03 PM

Holloway

Bowdon, GA

Your right it is a nice lope good shape too. Might want to put it on some metal shelving. I've had bad luck even with wood strips.

7/27/2015 11:01:57 PM

Carolyn Phillips

Nauvoo, Alabama

It's got a few loping lines in the crevices this morning. I can barely see them. It might grow 16 to 20 more days.

7/28/2015 10:21:49 AM

Josh Scherer

Piqua, Ohio

It's possible to get at least a pound a day for the next two weeks.

7/28/2015 8:06:16 PM

Ice Man

Garner, NC

I have no clue the age of my lopes, my first ott measurement was July 4, and it was 64inches, so what DAP is normal for 64 inches. I know 64" for a melon is somewhere between day 7-9 on average, but no clue on lopes?

7/28/2015 8:48:13 PM

Spudley (Scott)

Alaska

Sounds like a nice one Carolyn, good luck. I have 6 set, all eaters. Oh well I needed fresh seeds.

7/28/2015 9:05:24 PM

Holloway

Bowdon, GA

Normal or Todd normal? Big difference

7/28/2015 10:49:49 PM

Josh Scherer

Piqua, Ohio

I can send you some seeds if you need them Scott.

7/29/2015 8:18:23 PM

Spudley (Scott)

Alaska

Thanks Josh. Well's see what happens with mine. Not much bigger than a store bought one and loping. Should get some seeds.

8/4/2015 4:45:39 AM

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