Melons

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'.

See also Watermelon varieties.




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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...
$9.50

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Edisto Mystery Muskmelon 2 g

Edisto Mystery Muskmelon 2 g

This variety is likely to be discontinued in 2017 - get it while you can! (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...
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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...
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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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Pike Muskmelon 28 g

Pike Muskmelon 28 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)
$2.25

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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...
$7.75

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Top Mark Muskmelon 1/4 lb

Top Mark Muskmelon 1/4 lb

(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. 1/4 lb = 4 oz = 114 g.

Random anecdote: this was Ken's favorite melon...
$29.50

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Trifecta Muskmelon 2 g

Trifecta Muskmelon 2 g

83 days. [Michael Mazourek, Cornell U.] A great new melon. Sweet and productive, good-looking fruits with deep orange flesh. Bred for downy mildew resistance and striped cucumber beetle resistance. One of the best in Twin Oaks Seeds’ 2013 and 2014 downy mildew resistance trials.
$2.75

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Trifecta Muskmelon 28 g

Trifecta Muskmelon 28 g

83 days. [Michael Mazourek, Cornell U.] A great new melon. Sweet and productive, good-looking fruits with deep orange flesh. Bred for downy mildew resistance and striped cucumber beetle resistance. One of the best in Twin Oaks Seeds’ 2013 and 2014 downy mildew resistance trials.
$10.25

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