Melons

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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How to Grow Melons

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 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 Juane Canary Melon is an old heirloom football shaped melon with a canary yellow rind and a creamy, white to green flesh. This 4-5 pound melon has a delicious sugar sweet taste that is perfect for summer picnics! This variety will keep well in full sun.

The Haogen Melon has thick medium green flesh and a refreshing honey flavor. This smaller sized melon makes it perfect for home gardens and markets. The Haogen is a unique green fleshed melon with yellow and green skin. High yielding, this melon's vines will bear 10 or more fruit! Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

The Honeydew Orange Flesh is a delicious muskmelon with smooth skin and a juicy flesh! The smooth outside skin is a creamy light green. This great quality honeydew's flesh turns pale yellow with orange hues when it is ready to harvest. Honeydew Orange Flesh produces high yielding 5 lb. fruits that are great for transporting to markets.

The Prescott Fond Blanc Melon is an old French heirloom variety that produces the most fragrant aroma when grown properly. This variety has a bumpy outer shell, making it look more squash than melon! However, its flesh is a dark salmon orange with a juicy sweet flavor. This variety prefers a hot, dry growing season and is best when picked slightly green and ripened indoors.

The Pike melon is a very sweet melon variety that was bred in the 1930s. The sweet fragrant fruit is heavily netted on the outside with a juicy orange flesh. These melons can weigh 3-6 pounds depending on growing conditions.

Edisto 47 is a large melon with a wonderfully sweet flavor! This variety is a popular salmon-fleshed melon that is mildly sweet and produces strong yields. Edisto 47 has a high sugar content and is a great disease resistant variety.

The Minnesota Midget is a great little melon for short growing seasons or container gardens! This variety produces an abundance of early ripening mini single serving melons that measure to be 4-6 inches across. This little melon has a deep orange flesh that is succulent, sweet, and delicious down to the rind! Minnesota Midget is the ultimate melon for short-season areas, and the compact plants are ideal for small space or container gardens!

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.

A full-season, Galia type, melon that has widely adapted growing conditions. Produces high yields of netted 3-4 lb melons with extra-sweet eating quality. Avg. 12,600 seeds/lb. Packet: 30 seeds.

The Banana Melon gets its name for being a banana-shaped fruit with smooth yellow skin and even a mouth-watering banana smell! This melon variety has a sweet, spicy salmon flesh that is delicious. This heirloom is an all time favorite for being very sweet and perfect for specialty markets.

Dulce Nectar Honeydew is super sweet with extra juicy flesh. Ripens midseason and grows well in a wide range of climates. Does well in hot weather and poor soil conditions. Produces oval, smooth and a creamy shade of white, with pale green flesh within. Once ripe these melons will harvest between 5 to 6 pounds melons. Resistant to powdery mildew and tobacco mosaic virus.

The Piel De Sapo is an oval melon from Spain. This mottled green-yellow skinned cantaloup is 7-9 lb and 8-12" long. The Piel De Sapo has a sweet pale green to white flesh that is tender and a very hard rind. This common European and Spanish market grower is a fine keeper.

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!

An early maturing Piel de Sapo melon. Has a medium to small size that mature to 3 lbs. This fruit has sweet and aromatic white flesh. A popular treat that is widely grown in Spain. Offers uniformity and good yields. AAS winner.

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 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.