65 days. A French, Charentais type of melon, Alvaro packs a delectable, true cantaloupe flavor and was one of the earliest melons to mature in our trials. Averaging about 5 inches in diameter, these little delicacies ripen to an attractive yellowish tan, smooth skin with green striping. Open the rind to find a generous layer of salmony-orange flesh. Healthy plants set about 5-6 fruit each.
The unique flavor of this Ananas melon is as sweet as a dessert with hints of banana and a fragrance similar to a pineapple! 8-to 10-lb. fruit has dense, juicy, orang flesh. Disease tolerant plants ensure heavy yields. 90 DAYS. 1/8 oz. of cantaloupe seeds contains about 125 seeds and sows a 25-ft. row. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.
Widely adapted. Uniform, extra-sweet eating quality. Produces heavy yields of heavily netted, 3-4 lb. melons. Harvest when skin is yellow and fruits slip from vines. Avg. 15,200 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Outstanding main-season galia. Uniform, extra-sweet eating quality. Produces heavy yields of blemish-free, 3-4 lb. melons. Powdery mildew resistant. Organically grown. Avg. 15,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Medium-sized, avg. 4 lb., well-netted, sutureless, Eastern type. Oval-round with a characteristic subtle taper at the stem end. Ripe melons seldom crack and have a tough rind. Good shelf life even when harvested ripe. Widely adapted. Thick, sweet, orange flesh. Resistant to fusarium races 0, 1, & 2 and powdery mildew. Avg. 15,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
75 days. This proven cantaloupe is a best seller and a favorite among gardeners and growers across the US. Athena consistently delivers early yields with dynamite flavor. The 6 by 8 inch fruit weigh 5-6 pounds, are coarsely netted, and have a scrumptious bright orange flesh. Athena's superior disease resistance helps keep the vines producing all season long. Pick at full slip for best quality and flavor. Stores exceptionally well, too! F, PM.
The smooth yellow melons ava. 5 - 5 1/2" X 4 1/2 - 5 1/2", and about 4 lb. Flesh is very sweet and juicy. Harvest when fruit turns dark yellow, at forced-slip stage, or cut from vine. Avg. 13,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Very uniform, medium-large heads with small beads. Dark green and dense. Suitable for bunch or crown cut. Performs particularly well in northern areas with moderately warm summer temperatures. Intermediate resistance to downy mildew. Avg. 125,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
5-6 lb. fruits are produced on healthy vigorous vines. Thick, aromatic, sweet green flesh is of exceptional eating quality. Small seed cavity. Harvest when skin is yellow and fruits slip from vines. Avg. 14,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Fruits are early, and the flesh is sweet and thick. Much sweeter and juicier than the Western shipping melons offered in grocery stores. Oval fruits are well-netted with sweet, thick flesh. Resistant to fusarium wilt races 0 & 2. Avg. 15,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
75 days. A very early Galia type melon with moderately netted skin and light green flesh that has a succulent, fruity flavor. The very thin skin and small seed cavity add up to a generous amount of flesh in each fruit. Compact plants provide good leaf coverage to protect the 3-4 pound fruit from sunburn. F, PM.
Popular green-flesh muskmelon with a heavily netted rind, and smooth, sweet-flavored flesh. Fruits avg. 2-3 lb. A good keeper with firm flesh. Organically grown. Avg. 16,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Fruits average three pounds, with good sweetness and medium-orange interior. Keeps well and holds up well in the field. Netting is coarse and sometimes incomplete. 88 days. Well adapted for the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern U.S. May be late maturing for northern areas. This melon was the standout of Twin Oaks Seed Farm's 2013 melon trial (see twinoaks.org/seeds). 2013 was an extremely high pressure downy mildew year in Virginia. The trial was planted late to maximize exposure to the disease. Editso 47 proved to have outstanding resistance to this increasingly destructive disease. Many other melons may produce as well in early…
Escorial matures nearly a week before Savor to serve the early charentais market. Fruits avg. 2 lb, and are round to round-oval with pronounced sutures and moderate netting. Dark orange, very sweet, and aromatic flesh. Outer skin is green with a yellow tinge when ripe. A couple of days later, but with better flavor and more vigorous vines, than Edonis, which it replaces. Avg. 17,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 15 seeds.
85 days. You're going to love this melon, whether it's the first Galia you've ever grown or not -- the flavor is unbelievably satisfying, the yields are huge, and the growing is easy!Galia melons are crosses of honeydews and cantaloupes, with the best traits of both. Courier has green to ivory flesh that is so richly scented you'll be smelling it right through the rind at harvest time. The texture is firm and crisp, with a crunchier bite than a cantaloupe, and the flavor has all the sugary sweetness and succulence we love in cantaloupe.The fruits reach about 4½ to…
Very large honeydew, 7 to 8 lbs! Ripens early for its size. Short, oval fruit has a small seed cavity, so you get lots of crisp, dense, super-sweet green flesh. A breakfast delicacy! Perfect for cool summer salads. Keeps better than most other large melons. 80 DAYS. 1/8 oz. of cantaloupe seeds contains about 125 seeds and sows a 25-ft. row. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.
Be the first to market with Halona. Fruits mature extra early, avg. 4-5 lb., and have an excellent flavor. Resistant to fusarium wil races 0 & 2. Avg. 23,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
72 days. This eastern style muskmelon caught our eye and excited our palates with its succulent bright orange flesh and amazing flavor. Deeply ribbed, netted, globe-shaped fruit set heavily on strong, disease resistant plants. Melons reach 6 inches in diameter, weighing in around 4-5 pounds apiece. PM, F.
82 days. A true crowd-pleaser, Home Run is a winner in the garden with the sweet taste of summer. Rich, perfumed flesh is bright orange, succulent, and sweet with true cantaloupe lusciousness. Coarsely netted fruit reach 8 by 6 1/2 inches and weigh 6-8 pounds each. Pennant-winning, healthy, disease-resistant plants produce approximately 5 fruit each. PM, F.
80 days. An early-maturing honeydew with smooth, creamy colored skin and icy green, sweet flesh. The oval fruit weigh approximately 2 1/2 pounds apiece and are irresistible. If you've never juiced a melon, try Honey Ace through a juicer and discover a taste of sea foam from heaven! Healthy, disease-resistant plants offer a slightly staggered harvest. F, PM.
Honey-sweet, tender, crisp, pale salmon-orange flesh is thick and delicious to the rind. Medium-sized, avg. 3 lb., oval-round melons with smooth, ivory skin. Early maturity, and tolerant of cool conditions. 10-15 day shelf life. Packet: 30 seeds.
Honey Pearl will produce sweeter fruits less prone to cracking in cool, wet weather than most varieties on the market. White flesh has an excellent, sweet flavor. Fruits avg. 3-3 1/2 lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Round to oval-round fruits are uniform, avg. 5" in diameter, and weigh 2-2 1/2 lb. Vigorous plants hold up well in the field, and are tolerant of cool weather. Avg. 20,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
90 days. No matter how hot your summers get or how long they remain, Snow Mass can take it! Specially adapted to grow in hot, long-summer climates, this mid-sized Honeydew also boasts some of the sweetest flavor to be found in the family. An all-around superb performer, it belongs in your vegetable patch this season!The fruit is about 6 to 8 inches in diameter and round to oblong. The cream-colored rind is very smooth, opening to reveal light green flesh and a small seed cavity. The flesh is juicy and mouth-wateringly sweet!Snow Mass arises on very vigorous vines that set…
Medium small, oval fruits avg. 3 lbs. with yellow skin with green mottling. Very sweet, aromatic white flesh. Widely grown in Spain. Lambkin is much more widely adapted and earlier than others of this type with excellent uniformity and good yield. For best flavor, harvest when the fruit turns from green to yellowish green and slips from the vine. Melons may also be cut from the vine before slip for better shelf life (up to 7 days) but this will result in slightly less sweet fruits. AAS winner. Avg. 11,300 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
65-75 days. An unmistakable melon with mottled, yellow and green skin and crystalline green flesh. Ripening earlier than many melons, Lambkin's healthy plants produce 4-5 melons each, sized just right at 2-4 pounds. With thin rind and minimal seed cavity there is a maximum of sweet, juicy, lusciously flavored flesh. Fruit store well. A 2009 AAS winner!
70 days. A melon with a personal touch. Lil' Loupe's single-serving size is perfect for that quick breakfast, snack, or anytime treat-when a large melon is just a bit too much. With firm, sweet, bright-orange flesh, this little taste delight packs full-size flavor. Early maturing, this is a good choice for cooler summers. Fruit are ribbed with medium netting and weigh in at 2 pounds. F, PM.
Fruits average 6-8 lb. Skin is pale yellow, with juicy, light orange flesh with a distinctive sweet and spicy flavor. Lilly is much earlier than most Crenshaws and will perform much better than older varieties in regions with short seasons. Harvest at forced slip. Resistant to melon mosaic virus. Avg. 11,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Compact variety is easy to grow and perfect for small spaces! Orange Sherbet will produce slightly oval-shaped 'charentais' type fruits, weighing about 1lb, with excellent, sugary-sweet flavor. 85 days.
70 days from transplants. Amy has beguiled All-America Selection judges across the country (including ours right here in the trial gardens!) with its sweetly fragrant, juicy, absolutely succulent fruit. An easy-to-grow vining melon that tolerates stressful conditions from drought to poor soil, it needs just 6 feet of garden space (or a sturdy trellis!) to keep you in yummy fruit for weeks!Each melon of this unusual "canary" type weighs about 2 to 3 pounds, with a roundish shape, smooth golden rind, and super-fragrant white flesh. The seed cavity is quite small, giving you a few extra bites in every fruit.…
75 days. An early-maturing cantaloupe renowned for its firm, aromatic, absolutely delicious flesh, Athena Hybrid is the gardeners' favorite for dependable performance and great holding power on the vine. This is a melon you don't have to rush to harvest, and every 5- to 6-pound fruit is super sweet, succulent, and delicious!The vine spreads between 2 and 3 feet long, setting about 5 to 7 melons. Athena Hybrid is such an early bearer that you might want to plant seeds successively every two weeks for a month or more, guaranteeing yourself of a summer-long harvest. The fruit arises with coarse…
70 days from direct-sowing. The sweetest melon in last year's trial gardens, Dove is an ananas-type melon with the most delectable flavor we've ever sampled! Scoring an amazing 15.5 on the Brix sweetness scale, it matures early and is indescribably delicious straight from the vine!These 5- to 6-inch-diameter melons weigh about 3 to 4 pounds each, with traces of netting on the greenish-orange rind and ivory flesh within. When fully ripe, the melons sport a telltale rosy blush in the center of the flesh and toward the rind. When you see this color, you know you're eating it at the…
75 days from setting out transplants. The flavor of Charentais melons is difficult to describe, but the fragrance is the most enticing of any melon we know! These sturdy fruits boast deep orange flesh that is succulent, juicy, and very rich. The gray-green rind is deeply textured, offering great crack resistance to the fruit as it ripens.Measuring about 4 1/2 inches in diameter, French Orange Hybrid is a superb eating experience and a great change of pace from cantaloupes and honeydews. The vines are very disease tolerant for even bigger, healthier yields.Sow seeds directly in the garden after the soil…
Absolutely oozes with sugary-sweet juice and crisp succulent flesh. Very vigorous with fruit maturing early and in rapid succession. Highly mildew resistant. (Coldframe/Greenhouse). 85 days.
68 days from setting out transplants. A cucumber/melon cross may sound a little odd, but one look at Gold Bar Hybrid will pique your interest, one whiff of its heavenly fragrance will work your salivary glands, and one bite will make you demand, "Why didn't anybody think of this before?" After all, melons and cucumbers are from the same family, and both boast crisp-tender, aromatic flesh. But it took Gold Bar Hybrid to realize the potential of this exciting new cross.This charming yellow-striped gold fruit is about 7 to 8 inches long and 5 to 6 inches in diameter, with…
86 days. Chances are that if your grandparents kept a vegetable garden, Hale's Best was the Cantaloupe they grew. (Did they sprinkle their melons with salt before eating? My folks always did!) They loved its big oval shape, reliable garden performance, and juicy, succulent flavor. Well, some good things actually come back, and this heirloom melon is one of them! Available now from Certified Organic seed, Hale's Best is the best melon I know for sweet, juicy goodness!The fruit weighs 5 to 6 pounds, and it's mostly flesh -- the seed cavity is small and the rind reasonably thin, with…
70 days from direct sowing. When it's time for a gourmet treat, rely on this super-quick, very unusual Piel de Sapo (Christmas) melon. Fragrant and sweet, it is a delight straight from the vine or chilled to perfection. We are proud to offer this 2009 All America Selection to our gardening friends this season!This melon has a golden rind mottled with green. The Piel de Sapo type of melon, very popular in Spain, translates (unfortunately) to Toadskin, but that's just how it looks. Nothing compares with the aromatic, succulent-sweet and juicy flesh, which has the look of a honeydew with…
85 days. If you love big, luscious, juicy, extra-sweet melons, you're gonna go crazy for Magnifisweet! Each of these oval-shaped melons weighs in at 5 to 6 pounds, tempting you with delicious, moist, salmon-colored flesh. It's a vigorous, main-season melon, and it gives you an abundance of fruit!Sow seeds directly in the garden after the soil is thoroughly warm or, for an even earlier harvest, start them indoors in pots. Set out 18 inches apart with 4 feet between each row, or plant in hills 4 feet apart, with 2 to 3 plants per hill. Cantaloupes are ready to harvest…
Ideal for small gardens as produces semi-trailing vines about 3ft long. Produces small round fruits about 4in in diameter with thick golden-yellow flesh and a small seed cavity. 75 days.
SECTION: Vegetable Seeds, Melon, Cucumis melo Heirloom quality, great flavor. a variety of types. One packet will plant 35 sq ft when using 15" spacing in the bed. (Select Cultural Info/Seed Codes in red top bar for more details about codes below) EA CULTURE: H/Matures 12-17/Harvest 13/Yield 50-145/Spacing 15" SEEDS PER PACKET: 30 SOURCE CODE: C,N,B,O APPROX GERM DAYS: 7-10 PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2" WHEN TO PLANT: Flats 3 wks before last frost PACKET LABEL INSTRUCTIONS: Young seedlings need steady temperatures of 70 degrees. Doesn't transplant well so start in peat pots. Plant out 15" apart after all frost danger is…
According to The Vegetables of New York (1937), this variety has been listed as a novelty almost as long as American seed catalogs have been popular. Long banana-shaped fruits are tapered at both ends and grow up to 24" long. Smooth yellow skin occasionally develops sparse netting. Salmon pink flesh with a sweet spicy flavor and pineapple aroma. 80-100 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks…
Latin name: Cucumis melo GB Cultural info: HW/ Mat 12-17/ Harv 13/ Yield 50-145 Spacing 15 / Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 30 Description: French melon known for its fine, sweet taste and ability to ripen even in cool areas. Smooth striped skin and vivid orange flesh. Fruits about 2 lbs. Wonderful flavor. A rare treat!
A true French cantaloupe that originated in the Poitou-Charentes region circa 1920. Considered by many to be the most divine and flavorful melon in the world. Smooth round melons mature to a creamy gray with faint ribs. Sweet, juicy, orange flesh with a heavenly fragrance. Typically the size of a grapefruit and weighing 2 pounds—perfect for two people. 75-90 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks…
Latin name: Cucumis melo GB Cultural info: H/Matures 12-17/Harvest 13/ Yield 50-145/Spacing 15" / Days to Maturity: 75-85 Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 10 Description: This luscious, very fast- maturing crenshaw type was developed and refined by the Crane family, who have farmed in Santa Rosa, CA for 6 generations. Golden orange flesh, teardrop shape, pale green skin flecked with dark green. When the freckles turn orange, its ready to eat.
Introduced in the 1920s by Oliver Crane whose family has farmed for six generations near Santa Rosa, California. Pear-shaped Crenshaw-type fruits grow 3-5 pounds. Yellow-green skin covered in dark green freckles; ready for picking when the freckles turn orange. Light orange flesh, great sweet flavor. 75-85 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
(aka Extra Early Hanover) One of the earliest muskmelons. Introduced in 1895 by T. W. Woods & Sons of Richmond, Virginia. Reportedly attained immense popularity in that region. Sweet, soft, juicy flesh can be eaten right down to the rind. Produces large quantities of 2-3 pound melons, 5" long by 6" diameter. 70-85 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
(aka Eden Gem, Rocky Ford Eden Gem) Early maturing variety developed in 1905 at Rocky Ford, Colorado as a “crate melon.” Amy Goldman, author of Melons for the Passionate Grower, claims this is one of her all-time favorites and “may cause drooling.” Softball-sized netted fruits weigh in at about 1 pound. Complex spicy flavor. 65-80 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
Although most likely of Hungarian descent, this gorgeous melon is generally identified with Kibbutz Ha’Ogen in Israel. Ha’Ogen is Hebrew for “the anchor.” A true cantaloupe with superbly sweet and spicy green flesh. Round fruits weigh 3-4 pounds with yellow-orange rind and shallow green sutures. 75-80 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
Latin name: Cucumis melo GB Cultural info: HW/ Mat 12-17/ Harv 13/ Yield 50-145 Spacing 15 / Days to Maturity: 80-85 Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 30 Description: “Widely coveted”, flesh of fragrant sweetness. Thick medium-green flesh tinged salmon. Smooth pale-yellow rind with green sutures. Vigorous vines, heavy crops of small fruits. Grows anywhere in mainland U.S. Needs some watering in dry spells. Israeli adaptation of ancient SW Indian melon.
Developed by Roland Morrill of Benton Harbor, Michigan; the variety name was trademarked in 1914. Similar to Hoodoo, which it replaced. Once very popular in Michigan. Aromatic fruits typically weigh 2-3 pounds and have firm, juicy, flavorful, high quality flesh. 70-90 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
Latin name: Cucumis melo GB Cultural info: HW/ Mat 12-17/ Harv 13/ Yield 50-145 Spacing 15 / Days to Maturity: 75-90 Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 30 Description: Muskmelon. Tough, protective rind makes this melon exceptional for roadside markets or the home garden. 5-7 pounds with an attractive oval shape and thick, deep orange, extra-sweet flesh. Heavily netted. Earliest to ripen in our garden.
Extra-early variety bred by the University of Minnesota at St. Paul in 1948; introduced by Farmer Seed and Nursery Company. Capable of producing two crops—an excellent choice for northern gardeners. Vines seldom over 3' long; suitable for growing in containers. Round 4" fruits have thick golden-yellow flesh that is edible to the rind and deliciously sweet. Resistant to fusarium wilt. 60-75 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors…
Latin name: Cucumis melo GB Cultural info: HW/ Mat 12-17/ Harv 13/ Yield 50-145 Spacing 6'/ Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 20 Description: This Canadian heirloom from 1912, thought to be lost, was rediscovered on Bizard Island in the St Lawrence River. Ripens sweet, flavorful fruit even in the north. Outstanding yield and flavor, disease resistant.
Documented by Vilmorin in Les Plantes Potageres (1883). This cantaloupe was once a favorite of French market gardeners. Fruits weigh 4-9 pounds and have beautifully warted skin and dense sweet flesh. Almost too pretty to eat! The fragrance when fully ripe is incredible. Like all rock melons, Prescott will not slip from the vine. Good drought tolerance. 85-95 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before…
(aka Plum Granny, Dudaim Melon) Has enchanted melon fanciers for centuries: gives off an unforgettable perfume. Victorian women carried these tiny melons in their pockets in the days before aerosol deodorants. Velvety skin has jagged orange and yellow stripes; thin white flesh is edible but bland. Early and prolific. 80-90 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
Introduced around 1947 by F. H. Woodruff and Sons of Milford, Connecticut. Muskmelon with handsome ropelike netting and a very hard shell, great shipper. Almost round 6½" fruits weigh 5-8 pounds. Thick apricot-colored flesh is sweet and very flavorful. Excellent for home and market gardens, keeps well. 88-95 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
Armenian heirloom. Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company brought this stunning variety to our attention. Vibrant yellow fruits with dark orange zigzag stripes. The fragrance is heavenly and the fruit similar to Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon. However, Tigger is heavier (about 1 pound), and the white flesh is mildly sweet. Ornamental, for specialty markets. 85 days. Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
Reliably producing fruit even in less-than-perfect conditions, this Galia-type is perfect for the home garden. Compact plants yield sugary-sweet, tennis ball-sized fruits, ideal for a one-person serving. Good powdery mildew resistance. 80 days.
80-85 days. A summertime delight, these lusciously sweet fruit have an exceptionally aromatic, distinctively melony flavor. A Tuscan variety, Orange Sherbet has a high brix content and outstanding eating quality. The fruit are round to oval-shaped and are strongly netted in green to cream. Plants exhibit superior disease resistance. PM, F.
77 days. This is Cornell's new powdery mildew resistant (PMR) version of Dr. Henry Munger's classic OP cantaloupe, the standard for taste for the last 50 years. Delicious three pound fruits are 6" diameter with firm orange flesh and a small seed cavity. This is a northern adapted strain. 1250 seeds/oz Pkt (~40 seeds) plants 30'
80 days. Appearing like a typical honeydew, this intriguing variety opens to reveal a rich coral-colored flesh. Each slightly flattened melon measures 6-7 inches wide by 5-6 inches tall, weighing a generous 2-2 1/2 pounds. The flavor is luscious and deliciously aromatic, with a sweetness that is sure to please.
(Solanum muricatum) This eggplant relative produces fruit that are the size of a large goose egg with a cream-colored rind that usually has beautiful purple stripes. It has a sweet, mild flesh that is somewhat melon-like. Used fresh in salads or cooked. Beautiful, glossy ornamental plants require a very long season and are grown like eggplants. This fun plant can be grown indoors. Pepinos are popular in New Zealand and have just recently started to become common in U.S. markets. This plant is native to the Andes Mountain region.
Heavily netted oval fruits avg. 4 1/2 lb. Wonderfully aromatic, pear-like, sweet flavor. Ivory colored flesh. Fruits avg. 8" x 6 1/2". Fruit is ripe when skin is mostly yellow and melons slip from vine. Resistant to powdery mildew and fusarium races 0, 1, and 2. Avg. 10,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Sarah's Choice, with its sweet and juicy flesh, has consistently been the most flavorful cantaloupe in our trials. Its flavor, combined with its attractive oval fruits and ideal 3-lb. size, make it the best variety for retail sales. Bred by Brent Loy, Univ. of NH, and offered exclusively by Johnny's. Avg. 16,000 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Unsurpassed eating quality. The small, 2 lb. melons are of the classic Charentais type: faintly ribbed, with a smooth gray-green rind and dark green sutures. Sweet and aromatic, deep orange flesh. Resistant to fusarium races 0, 1, & 2, and powdery mildew. Avg. 14,350 seeds/lb. Packet: 15 seeds.
Fruits are small, avg. size between baseball and softball, with a smooth, greenish-white skin. The thick orange flesh is is aromatic and has a rich, sweet flavor suggestive of butterscotch. An opportunity for retail, specialty, and restaurant sales. Harvest at forced slip. Packet: 30 seeds.
Beautiful, unique, personal-sized melons average 2 lb. Excellent for specialty and farmers markets and restaurant sales. Very good, sweet flavor. Avg. 22,700 seeds/lb. Packet: 15 seeds.
This melon is gaining quite a following with Johnny's customers! The unusual, 7" x 3 1/2" oblong fruits are lemon yellow with shallow white sutures. The flesh is white, crisp, and moderately sweet when ripe. Plants are resistant to downy and powdery mildews, and produce large numbers of fruit. Fruits slip off the vine when ready. Packet: 30 seeds.
86 days. If a big melon is what you're after, Superstar is the one for you. Tipping the scales at 6-8 pounds apiece, these lusciously flavorful and tantalizingly aromatic fruit are among the biggest we offer.Traditional cantaloupe-colored flesh is thick, dense, and sweet with ample to go around. Plants bear high yields of the round, heavily netted fruit with deep sutures. F.
Developed for far northern, coastal, and mountain climates. Gardeners in these difficult, cool-weather areas often grow their first ripe melons ever, using this variety. The oblong, orange-fleshed fruits have light netting, and average about 3 lb. Melons are sweet with average flavor. An open-pollinated precursor to newer hybrids, released in 1966 by the late Prof. Meader, Univ. of New Hampshire. Organically grown. Avg. 16,500 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
Tasty Bites is an innovative new type of melon bred by crossing an ananas and a charantais. The result is a very sweet, rich, aromatic, cantaloupe-like melon with an above-average shelf life. Fruits are round to oval with an attractive netting and avg 1 3/4-2 1/2 lbs. Harvest when skin is yellowish orange and the fruits slip from the vines. Fruits ripen over an extended harvest period making this a good choice for market growers. Avg. 17,400 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.
A gourmet mini-melon with striking and unusual flavor. When cut, each 1-lb. melon reveals tropically bright orange flesh. Easy to grow and harvest, this sugar-sweet melon is perfect for two. $5.99 $6.99
70-80 days. Sometimes the best things come in small packages, and that's definitely true with Tasty Bites. Delightfully sweet with a tropical twist, these mini melons are just right for two servings. The hard-working plants offer high yields of 1 pound, pale yellow-skinned melons with deep orange flesh offset with a green outer ring. Developed from a Charantias/Ananas cross, bringing out the best in both! PM, F.
90 days.The most amazing looking melon we have grown. The fruit are vibrant yellow with brilliant fire-red, zigzag stripes (a few fruit may be solid yellow), simply beautiful! They are also the most fragrant melons we have tried, with a rich, sweet, intoxicating aroma that will fill a room. The white flesh gets sweeter in dry climates, mild tasting. Small in size, the fruits weigh up to 1 lb. The vigorous plants yield heavily, even in dry conditions. This heirloom came from an Armenian market located in a mountain valley.
80 days. A truly animated melon that captured our imaginations and palates. Tigger intrigued us with its unique golden and rusty to red, tiger-like striping that made these little cuties jump out in the field. Each fragrant melon weighs in about 1 pound and opens to reveal pure white flesh for a perfect single serving. Deep, rich, melon flavor without being overly sweet. Large, sprawling plants produce a surprisingly heavy yield of the slightly oblong, baseball-sized fruit.
Unusual round/egg-shaped fruits are cream-skinned with purple streaks. The deliciously sweet, juicy flesh has a taste and aroma similar to melon. Ideal for growing in the greenhouse or a sheltered sunny spot outdoors in a container, as the plants need warmth to flower and fruit successfully. 95 days.
Vibrant gold canary melon has pale ivory-green flesh that is crisp, firm and sweet with delicious nuances of tropical fruit. Fantastic eaten fresh and is a great addition to fruit salads. Disease resistant 4- to 6-lb. melon matures early. 65 DAYS. 1/8 oz. of cantaloupe seeds contains about 125 seeds and sows a 25-ft. row. If the current shipping season is closed, your order will ship at the proper time in the next season.
Rated best in taste tests, even beating standard red varieties. Naturally self-pollinating and almost entirely seedless, with crisp, yellow, juicy flesh. This early, 10lb ice-box size melon even tolerates cooler weather. 95 days.
Latin name: Citrullus lanatus GB Cultural info: HW/ Matures 10-13/ Harvest 13/ Yield 50-320/ Spacing 24 / Seed code: C Seeds per pkt: 35 Description: Vigorous vines produce fruits up to 25 pounds. Beautiful deep red, firm flesh with a high sugar content. Keeps well. Resistant to anthracnose & fusarium wilt .
Bought 3 of these,put them in pots outside to establish them for the season. Can they survive the winter outside, or do I need to bring the pots inside for winter and replant them next spring? I live in central Illinois,weather stil, pretty mild, but starting to get frost advisories and mid thirties lows at night. Thanks