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 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.

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.

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 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.

Citrino is a mid-season honeydew orange flesh. Citrino boasts excellent flavor and high Brix. It has good storage ability once harvested. This melon has a round shape with dense flesh and a medium closed cavity. Citrino has a smooth, creamy white rind.

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 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 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.

Ambrosia Hybrid Melon is a trusted hybrid that has been relied on for years! This melon is one of the most popular melons for home gardens due to it's luscious salmon-red flesh and juicy, tender, extra-sweet flavor that simply melts in the mouth! These melons have small seed cavities, saving the extra space for more delectable flesh! Ambrosia Hybrid is very prolific and reliable with great tolerance of Powdery Mildew.

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 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 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!

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 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 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 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!

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 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.