Melons

See also Watermelon varieties.

Please refer to Muskmelon (Cantaloupe) Cultural Notes for growing information.

Packet: 2g unless otherwise stated (approximately 50 to 90 seeds, depending on variety) sows 50'.




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Anne Arundel MUSKMELON 2 g

Anne Arundel MUSKMELON 2 g

Crop failure, unavailable for 2015 (green flesh) 80 days. [Grown in Anne Arundel County, MD as early as 1731.] Flavor similar to honeydews, but easier to grow. Flesh is green, but pale orange right in the middle. Small oval melons are slightly ridged and have...
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Delicious 51 PMR MUSKMELON 2 g

Delicious 51 PMR MUSKMELON 2 g

(Salmon-orange flesh) 77 days. [Developed by Dr. Munger at Cornell as an early strain of 'Bender's Surprise'.] Tolerant to fusarium wilt (race 1). Fruits are round-oval, about 6 to 7 in diameter, weigh 3 to 4 lbs, and are medium to lightly netted with medium ribs. Pick on full slip. A...
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Delicious 51 PMR MUSKMELON 28 g

Delicious 51 PMR MUSKMELON 28 g

(Salmon-orange flesh) 77 days. [Developed by Dr. Munger at Cornell as an early strain of BenderÂ’s Surprise] Tolerant to fusarium wilt (race 1). Fruits are round-oval, 6-7" in diameter, weigh 3-4 lbs, and are medium-to-lightly netted with medium ribs. Pick on full slip. Flavorful and productive.
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Eden Gem (Rocky Ford) MUSKMELON 2 g

Eden Gem (Rocky Ford) MUSKMELON 2 g

(Green flesh) 89 days. [Introduced 1881. Derived from 'Netted Gem' which came from a chance seedling of 'Nutmeg'.] 'Rocky Ford' is well known for its fine-grained texture and sweet flavored green flesh. Fruits average 5-1/2 in. X 5 in. in diameter, weigh 2 to 3 lbs, are heavily netted and...
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Edisto 47 MUSKMELON 2 g

Edisto 47 MUSKMELON 2 g

(Salmon-orange flesh) 88 days. [Introduced 1965 by Clemson/AES.] One of the more disease-resistant varieties available. Exceeds disease resistance of many hybrid cantaloupes. Has resistance to Alternaria leaf spot, powdery mildew, and downy mildew. Well adapted to the Mid-Atlantic region and...
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Edisto 47 MUSKMELON 28 g

Edisto 47 MUSKMELON 28 g

(Salmon-orange flesh) 88 days. [Introduced 1965 by Clemson/AES.] Exceeds disease resistance of many hybrid cantaloupes. Has resistance to Alternaria leaf spot, powdery mildew, and downy mildew. Well adapted to the Mid-Atlantic region and hot, humid areas. Rind is heavily netted and well...
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Edisto Mystery MUSKMELON 2 g

Edisto Mystery MUSKMELON 2 g

(Salmon-orange flesh) 86 days. A mystery that turned up as an off-type in our growouts of Edisto 47 -- perhaps it's Edisto 46 or Edisto 48? Very similar to regular Edisto for vigor and great flavor, but fruits are a few days earlier, a bit larger, and slightly ribbed. Pkt
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Golden Jenny MUSKMELON 2 g

Golden Jenny MUSKMELON 2 g

(Orange flesh) 85 days. [Developed by SESE grower Merlyn Niedens. Introduced 1997.] Retains many of the characteristics of 'Jenny Lind' but is more vigorous, compact, productive, and fruits have better insect resistance. Merlyn's 'Golden Jenny' produced over 40 fruits from just two hills in one...
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Hales Best MUSKMELON 2 g

Hales Best MUSKMELON 2 g

(Salmon-orange flesh) 86 days. [Introduced in 1924 and improved in 1936.] Produces 4 to 5 lb. fruits measuring 5-1/2 x 7". Fruits are heavily netted and lightly ribbed. Drought-resistant variety with sweet flavor. Resists powdery mildew. Pkt.
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Ice Cream (Green Machine) MUSKMELON 2 g

Ice Cream (Green Machine) MUSKMELON 2 g

(Green flesh) 79 days. [1998. Bred by Meryln Niedens. Cross between 'Jenny Lind' and 'Kansas'.] Melons make a perfect bowl for a scoop of ice cream. Sweet 2-lb fruits on compact vines. Also known as "Green Machine" for the large numbers of melons it makes! Pkt.
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Kansas MUSKMELON 2 g

Kansas MUSKMELON 2 g

(Orange flesh) 90 days. An heirloom muskmelon with excellent flavor. The ridged, oval-shaped fruits are moderately netted, average 4 lbs., and ripen close to the rind. Outstanding features of this variety are flavor, fine texture and hardiness. Has good resistance to sap beetles that destroy...
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Kansas MUSKMELON 28 g

Kansas MUSKMELON 28 g

(Orange flesh) 90 days. An heirloom muskmelon with excellent flavor. The ridged, oval-shaped fruits are moderately netted, average 4 lbs., and ripen close to the rind. Outstanding features of this variety are flavor, fine texture and hardiness. Has good resistance to sap beetles that destroy...
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Missouri Gold MUSKMELON 2 g

Missouri Gold MUSKMELON 2 g

(Orange flesh) 85 days [Missouri family heirloom from 1840] The sweet, deep orange fleshed fruit weigh 3-5 lbs each. This is a healthy rugged variety with fruit set spaced over many weeks even in the drought of 2007. Pkt.
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Noir des Carmes MUSKMELON 2 g

Noir des Carmes MUSKMELON 2 g

(Orange flesh) 76 days. [Pre-1787, named for the Carmelite monks in France who grew it.] A wonderfully aromatic true cantaloupe with sweet flavor. The 2-3 lb ribbed fruits have a helpful ripeness indicator: over 24-48 hours the greenish-black rinds suddenly turn yellow and green, signalling their...
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Old Time Tennessee MUSKMELON 2 g

Old Time Tennessee MUSKMELON 2 g

(Salmon flesh) 95 days. Large, banana-shaped fruits 12-16" long, fruits average 12 lbs! Must be harvested exactly at peak ripeness and not a good keeper, but flavor is outstanding. Some gardeners say there is no better melon if you harvest at the right time. One gardener reports that the melons are...
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Piel de Sapo (Toadskin) MUSKMELON 2 g

Piel de Sapo (Toadskin) MUSKMELON 2 g

(White-yellow flesh) 100 days. [Spanish heirloom.] Unique storage melon with mottled dark-green and yellow skin like a toad's (hence "Toadskin"). The 5-7 lb. aromatic, sweet fruits with firm rinds store for several months. Include this variety in late melon plantings, then store in a cool place and...
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Pike MUSKMELON 2 g

Pike MUSKMELON 2 g

Waiting for seed from grower, should be available by 12/31/14 (Orange flesh) 85 days [1935,Aaron Pike of Pike & Young Seeds; seedstock supplied by Aaron Pike's niece.] Outstanding flavor; a local favorite, for many this is the only muskmelon they'll grow. Bred...
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Plum Granny (Queen Anne Pocket Melon) MUSKMELON 0.5 g

Plum Granny (Queen Anne Pocket Melon) MUSKMELON 0.5 g

75 days [Appalachian heirloom] Small tennis ball sized fruit -- so fragrant 2 or 3 can make a whole room smell like melons, however taste is bland. Very prolific when grown in full sun, best grown with trellising or support, fruit is yellow with maroon stripes. Pkt.
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Sleeping Beauty MUSKMELON 2 g

Sleeping Beauty MUSKMELON 2 g

(Yellow-orange flesh) 85 days. [Developed by SESE grower Merlyn Niedens. Introduced. 1997.] Sweet yellow-orange fruit on compact vines. Excellent choice for small garden areas. The name 'Sleeping Beauty' refers to the tendency of the fruits to nestle together in groups in the compact vines. ...
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Sweet Passion MUSKMELON 2 g

Sweet Passion MUSKMELON 2 g

(Orange flesh) 85 days. [1920s Ohio heirloom] Grower Merlyn Niedens passed along a local legend along with these seeds. "Eating the ripe melon straight from the garden on a moonlit night produces a state of passion." Drought-resistant with some wilt tolerance. Moderately vining plants produce 3-4...
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Top Mark MUSKMELON 2 g

Top Mark MUSKMELON 2 g

(Salmon flesh) 80 days. [1963] 2 1/2-3 1/2 lb fruits, small seed cavities, sweet flesh. Sturdy, heavily netted rinds, popular commercial variety. Resistant to Downy and Powdery Mildew.

Random anecdote: this was Ken's favorite melon to grow when he was in Missouri. Harvesting these, he'd...

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Top Mark MUSKMELON 28 g

Top Mark MUSKMELON 28 g

(Salmon flesh) 80 days. [1963] 2 1/2-3 1/2 lb fruits, small seed cavities, sweet flesh. Sturdy, heavily netted rinds, popular commercial variety. Resistant to Downy and Powdery Mildew.

Random anecdote: this was Ken's favorite melon to grow when he was in Missouri. Harvesting these, he'd...

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