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Melons

Nothing is more addicting than fresh cantaloupe on a summer day. Tasting warm melon straight from the garden is an experience everyone should have. Before you know it you will have eaten the whole thing! Popular melons include Muskmelon, Crenshaw and Honeydews.

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The Golden Beauty Casaba Melon has a creamy white aromatic spicy flesh! This heirloom melon, also known as the "Casaba Fruit," has a rind that matures gold. Golden Beauty Casaba is an 8 lb. variety that is very heat tolerant.

The Charentais Melon is an old French heirloom with a superb flavor! This variety is a well known 2-3 lbs. heirloom melon that has light grey-green skin with a vibrant orange flesh. Charentais is one of the best tasting melons that is super sweet and very fragrant! This melon sells great at farmer's markets.

The Hearts of Gold actually has a heart of deep-orange, "golden" flesh that is thick and sweet! This variety produces high quality melons that are sweet, juicy and fragrant. The Hearts of Gold's rinds are thin, heavily netted and medium ribbed. This prolific producer's round, medium-sized, 2-3 lb. fruits are a popular commercial cantaloupe in the Midwest.

The Rich Sweetness is a very petite little melon that typically stays the size of a baseball! These little melons usually do not exceed a quarter pound. The inner flesh is a smooth creamy white and is very juicy! These melons live up to their name and are very aromatic. Rich Sweetness' flavor is reminiscent of honeydew and cantaloupe.

The Crenshaw Melon is a large pear-shaped cantaloupe with a juicy flesh! These large melons have a wonderful sweet flavor! Crenshaw is definitely a family favorite that grows best in warm, dry climates. These melons are pear-shaped and have a green-yellow, salmon pink flesh.

The Honeydew Green Flesh Melon is perfect for any summer picnic or activity. This melon is specially adapted to grow in hot, long-summer climates, no matter how hot your summers get! This mid-sized Honeydew Green Flesh boasts some of the sweetest flavor to be found in the honeydew family. This melon is an all-around superb performer, it belongs in your vegetable patch this season!

The Hales Best Jumbo Melon is a local market and home grown favorite. This cantaloupe was developed by a Japanese market gardener in California and became widely popular because it combined excellent flavor with earliness. This beautiful oval melon has a deep green skin and golden netting with a very appealing salmon colored flesh. Hales Best Jumbo is an aromatic melon that is truly a sweet treat!

The Delicious 51 Melon produces heavy yields of early ripening, delicious fruits! This melon is a reliable producer of 2-3 lbs. fruits with heavy yields. This variety is known for its sugary flavor and aromatic smell. The juicy, perfectly sweet flesh is dark orange with creamy texture and a strong sugary flavor. Delicious 51 has thinner skin than other hybrids, but holds well for market and in storage. This variety has excellent resistance to powdery mildew and is well-adapted for northern growers. Harvest at full slip for best taste! Bred by Dr. Munger at Cornell University.

Honey Rock is a great tasting, early maturing heirloom melon with good yields of quality fruit. This melon variety produces compact 3-4 lbs fruits that are early to mature in just 80 days! Honey Rock's flesh is a tender salmon-orange hue with a delicate sweet taste, no wonder it was an AAS winner for 1933! This small melon is a good size for an early melon.

The White Crenshaw Melon is an improved Crenshaw with a very creamy, light peach to white flesh that is perfectly sweet for long summer days! This variety has a very sweet, juicy flavor that is a fan favorite. This melon produces excellent foliage and is great for both market production and home gardening.

The Sakatas Sweet is a beautiful and sweet oriental melon that grows no bigger than a softball! With a harvest weight of 10-12 ounces, the gray-green skin ripens yellow-green with a soft green flesh that is highly aromatic. This melon is fun to grow and does well on a trellis. After harvest, Sakatas Sweet can be stored for a few weeks. This variety has been grown in the East for centuries and is now making an appearance in American markets. You can eat both this tasty melon's flesh and skin!

The Tuscany Melon is a cantaloupe that has beauty and taste! This melon's flesh is one of the most flavorful muskmelons available. Originating in Italy, the deeply ribbed 3-5 lb. Tuscany has a small seed cavity and fine rind. This variety is very high in vitamin C and vitamin A, making it very nutritious! Tuscany is also a great storing cantaloupe that will keep up to 2 weeks if refrigerated.