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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Planters Jumbo is a great tasting cantaloupe that has a firm rind, smooth heavy netting, and thick deep orange flesh. This melon is 7x6" diameter, 4-4.5 lb. and is Powdery and Downy Mildew resistant. Planters Jumbo grows on a vigorous vine does well in drought or high rainfall. This melon is perfect for both home or local market growing.

Avatar is a medium sized melon with firm, flavorful orange flesh. The exterior is light green color that turns to a yellow-tan when fully ripe. These melons are early maturing reach 7-9lbs.

Organic - 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! Conventional seed available.

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.

A Galia type melon with great resistance to powdery mildew resistance. Produces an abundance of 5-6lb. melons on vigorous vines. Thick, aromatic, sweet green flesh of excellent eating quality. Small seed pocket. Harvest at full slip, when the skin of the fruit is yellow.

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.

Olympic Express is an early maturity melon that is good for mid season growing. This variety has great taste, excellent firmness and very good interior color.

Take one bite and you will be convinced this is the most flavorful melon around! Sarah's Choice consistently wins taste tests here at Urban Farmer. Its flavor combined with its attractive oval fruits and ideal 3-lb. size, make it the best variety for retail sales and home growers. Bred by Dr. Brent Loy of the University of New Hampshire.

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 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 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.

An old classic, this fruit has slightly oval fruits that are ribbed, heavily netted, and average 4lbs. The flesh is deep orange, thick, firm and juicy and has delicious flavor.

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.

Schoon's Hardshell melon is a large heirloom favorite! This big melon can weigh 5-8 pounds. The slow to ripen thick gray-green skin has a highly flavored orange flesh. The flavor is very sweet and will maintain the taste and texture for long after being harvested. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic 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.

Passport is a high quality Galia type melon that is early to mature. Produces large melons that reach 5 to 7lbs at maturity. These fruits have high sugar levels and delicious flavor. The fruit slips when ripe and the rind turns from green to yellow.

The deep fine grained green flesh of the Rocky Ford Green Flesh has a crisp, fresh taste. This small melon is 5.5x5" diameter, weighing 2-3 lbs. Rocky Ford Green Flesh's skin has a heavy net that is slightly ribbed. Overall, this cantaloup is very rust resistant, prolific, and good for home gardens and local markets. This melon is also good shipper.

Atlantis is an Eastern melon with a round-oval shape. It has excellent interior qualities, including firmness and consistently high sugar content for high consumer appeal. Atlantis can be used for home gardens or farm market variety. Excellent field performance