Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions. Your growing conditions ARE quite different than mine (the soil you used, your elevation, rainfall, fertilize, and your ability to reduce water near harvest time (a smart move, btw)). I’m not sure which of those or combination of those made a difference, but if you say that your Cream of Sat melon was even close to other watermelons, then something was most definitely different! And it isn’t purely my own tastes- I had several people try mine and they always said the same thing “it’s very different, but it isn’t sweet enough”. Anyway, good luck with your next ones. I did think Cream of S. was my favorite white…others were even LESS sweet, bordering on being more of a vegetable than fruit.
I hope you are also growing some more traditional melons- some of my favorites like Orangeglo, Crimson Sweet, jubilee, etc. However, those are all pretty big melons and couldn’t be trellised. On the small ones I like Blacktail Mountain better than Sugar Baby, but they are both pretty heavy on seeds. Anyway, thanks for sharing…enjoy your melon adventures.
Oh…you really should get a refractometer to measure the brix/sweetness. there is a thread here somewhere on the best ones for the money-there are some pretty good ones for not a lot of money.