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.] The green outer flesh turns pale orange in the center. Large (4-9 lb.) oval, slightly ridged, coarsely netted melons. The skin turns golden yellow when...
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Delicious 51 PMR Muskmelon 2 g

Delicious 51 PMR Muskmelon 2 g

(Orange flesh) 77 days. [Developed by Dr. Munger at Cornell as an early strain of Bender’s Surprise] Creamy orange flesh is sweet and juicy, very flavorful. 2-3 lb. fruits are lightly netted and slightly ribbed. Pick on full slip. Tolerant to fusarium wilt (race 1). Pkt.
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Delicious 51 PMR Muskmelon 28 g

Delicious 51 PMR Muskmelon 28 g

(Orange flesh) 77 days. [Developed by Dr. Munger at Cornell as an early strain of Bender’s Surprise] Creamy orange flesh is sweet and juicy, very flavorful. 2-3 lb. fruits are lightly netted and slightly ribbed. Pick on full slip. Tolerant to fusarium wilt (race 1). (28 g)
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Eden Gem (Rocky Ford) Muskmelon 2 g

Eden Gem (Rocky Ford) Muskmelon 2 g

(Green-orange flesh) 89 days. [1881. Derived from 'Netted Gem' which came from a chance seedling of 'Nutmeg'.] Well known for its fine-grained texture and sweet flesh. 4-6 in. fruits average 2-3 lbs, are heavily netted and slightly ribbed. Highly resistant to rust, holds well,...
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Edisto 47 Muskmelon 2 g

Edisto 47 Muskmelon 2 g

(Salmon-orange flesh) 88 days. [1965, 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. The most downy mildew resistant and productive of 38...
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Edisto 47 Muskmelon 28 g

Edisto 47 Muskmelon 28 g

(Salmon-orange flesh) 88 days. [1965, 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. The most downy mildew resistant and productive of 38...
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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 grow outs 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. [1997, developed by Merlyn Niedens.] Retains many characteristics of Jenny Lind but is more vigorous, compact, productive, and fruits have better insect resistance. Merlyn’s plants produced over 40 fruits from just 2 hills in one of his gardens in Illinois. Fruits weigh up...
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Hales Best Muskmelon 2 g

Hales Best Muskmelon 2 g

(Orange flesh) 86 days. [1924] Sweet, juicy, 3-5 lb. oval fruits, one of the favorites at the Twin Oaks 2012 Melon Trials. Netted and moderately ribbed. Very vigorous, drought-resistant plants; powdery mildew resistant. 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 Merlyn 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, fruits slip the vine when ripe. Also known as “Green Machine” for the large number of melons it makes!...
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Kansas Muskmelon 2 g

Kansas Muskmelon 2 g

(Orange flesh) 90 days. Outstanding features include sweet flavor, fine texture, high production, and hardiness. Ridged, oval-shaped fruits are moderately netted and average 4 lbs. Has good resistance to sap beetles that destroy fruit of other varieties. Pkt.
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Kansas Muskmelon 28 g

Kansas Muskmelon 28 g

(Orange flesh) 90 days. Outstanding features include sweet flavor, fine texture, high production, and hardiness. Ridged, oval-shaped fruits are moderately netted and average 4 lbs. Has good resistance to sap beetles that destroy fruit of other varieties. (28 g)
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Missouri Gold Muskmelon 2 g

Missouri Gold Muskmelon 2 g

(Orange flesh) 85 days [Missouri family heirloom from 1840] Sweet fruits are slightly ribbed, weigh 3-5 lbs. Harvest before full slip, when rind first turns tan. This is a healthy rugged variety with fruit set spaced over many weeks even in the drought of 2007. Good downy mildew resistance. 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, signaling their...
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Old Time Tennessee Muskmelon 2 g

Old Time Tennessee Muskmelon 2 g

(Salmon flesh) 95 days. Large, oval-shaped fruits, 12-16 in. long, average 12 lbs! Must be harvested at peak ripeness (before full slip) and not a good keeper, but flavor can be outstanding. Some gardeners say there is no better melon if you harvest at the right time. One gardener reports that the...
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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...
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Pike Muskmelon 2 g

Pike Muskmelon 2 g

(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 specially for growing in unirrigated clay soil. Produces 3 lb fruits on unirrigated clay, 7 lb...
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Plum Granny (Queen Anne Pocket Melon) Muskmelon 0.5 g

Plum Granny (Queen Anne Pocket Melon) Muskmelon 0.5 g

(White flesh) 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, best grown with trellising or support, fruit is yellow with maroon stripes. Pkt. (0.5 g, 48 seeds)
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Sleeping Beauty Muskmelon 2 g

Sleeping Beauty Muskmelon 2 g

Sleeping Beauty (Orange flesh) 85 days. [1997. Bred by Merlyn Niedens.] Classic melon flavor from sweet orange fruits on compact vines, good for small gardens. ‘Sleeping Beauty’ refers to the tendency of the fruits to nestle together in groups. The 1½ lb. round, ribbed fruits are light...
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Sweet Passion Muskmelon 2 g

Sweet Passion Muskmelon 2 g

(Orange flesh) 85 days. [1920s Ohio heirloom.] Merlyn Niedens passed along a local legend 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. 3-5 lb. oval melons,...
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Top Mark Muskmelon 2 g

Top Mark Muskmelon 2 g

(Salmon flesh) 80 days. [1963] 2½-3½ lb. fruits, small seed cavities, sweet flesh. Sturdy, heavily netted rinds. Popular commercial variety. Slips vine when ripe. Resistant to Downy and Powdery Mildew. Pkt.

Random anecdote: this was Ken's favorite melon to grow when he...
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Top Mark Muskmelon 28 g

Top Mark Muskmelon 28 g

(Salmon flesh) 80 days. [1963] 2½-3½ lb. fruits, small seed cavities, sweet flesh. Sturdy, heavily netted rinds. Popular commercial variety. Slips vine when ripe. Resistant to Downy and Powdery Mildew. (28 g)

Random anecdote: this was Ken's favorite melon to grow when...
$7.50

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