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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: TriangleJohn on August 25, 2017, 08:48:31 PM

Title: Good crop of Che 'Melon berry' fruit this year
Post by: TriangleJohn on August 25, 2017, 08:48:31 PM
My small tree is finally mature enough to really fruit. I think this is year 5 or maybe 4. It has fruited the last two years but the berries were small and never fully ripened. Every time I have tasted them on other people's trees they tasted like really ripe cantaloupe but this year mine are tasting like watermelon.

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Title: Re: Good crop of Che 'Melon berry' fruit this year
Post by: Triloba Tracker on August 28, 2017, 12:45:09 PM
Awesome!

How sweet are they compared to ....well, whatever you want to compare it to? LOL

Also, how big is your tree?

I have considered planting one but having a hard time deciding between it and mulberry. I have a lot of other things with seasons that overlap Che, so mulberry is appealing since it's a spring fruit.

Title: Re: Good crop of Che 'Melon berry' fruit this year
Post by: TriangleJohn on September 02, 2017, 06:09:59 PM
My tree is about 8 feet tall and 10 feet wide, maybe 5 years old (but I bought a tiny little graft-ling)

I prefer mulberries but this year I did not get much of a crop.

These Che taste very sweet, kinda fiber-ey, no seeds, with a strong hint of melon. I can only eat a few of them each day, I find them too sweet (I'm the same way with Muscadines or Scuppernogs).