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 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.

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 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.

Sugar Cube is a personal-size melon with explosive sweet flavor. Produces an abundance of uniform, heavily netted 2.5 lb. fruits the size of a grapefruit. Flesh has a dark-orange appearance that is crisp to the bite. Sugar Cube is highly disease resistant and provides an exceptionally long harvest window. Well-suited for northern and southern regions. High resistance to Fusarium wilt races 0–2, powdery mildew, and watermelon mosaic virus; intermediate resistance to papaya ringspot virus and zucchini yellow mosaic virus.

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 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.

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 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 large Honey Dew Stutz Supreme Melon has a fresh taste that can't be beat! This honey dew melon has smooth tan skin with a delicious orange flesh. The honey Dew Stutz Supreme thrives in full sun and requires heat to develop full flavor. This rare melon will keep producing until frost. Certified Organic. Learn more about our organic seeds.

Super Nectar is a great mid-season honeydew with excellent quality. Its smooth dense green flesh produces a savory honeydew flavor. The fruit is round to round-oval in shape. The vine is vigorous and adds good cover and protection from sunburn.

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 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.

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.

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.

Infinite Gold melon has been bred for strong performance and long shelf life, without sacrificing great flavor and fruit quality. In fact, a third-party sensory analysis panel rated Infinite Gold higher in flavor and quality attributes than the leading competition! Plus, Infinite Gold offers strong vines, high yield potential and uniform size and shape.

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 Bidwell Casaba is a large uniquely shaped melon. This huge variety can grow to be 12-16 lbs. and measure to be 12-15 in. long and 9 in. wide. The unique Bidwell Casaba has a mildly sweet and delicious orange flesh.