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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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! Organic seed available.
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!