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(Plant heights are given at maturity)  See also: Watermelon

Crenshaw melonCrenshaw (90-110 days) 6-10 pound pear-shaped fruits with smooth yellow skin and pink flesh.
#271  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#B4z-271   Bulk seed   4oz  $19.75
#B1-271   Bulk seed  1 lb  $38.99



HONEYDEW


Honeydew Extra Early Nutmeg melon  Extra Early Nutmeg (65-70 days)  Early melon with green flesh and a netted skin.  Hardy and sweet. Traced to 1835.
#560  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds



Stutz Supreme (95-105 days) A rare honeydew variety from Joe Stutz of California. 5-10 lb melons have smooth beige skin and orange flesh. Keeps producing until frost.
#272  Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 20 seeds



MUSKMELON (CANTALOUPE, MUSHMELON)


Amish (80-90 days) This Amish heirloom has 4-7 pound fruits with deep markings on the skin and thick deep orange flesh. Dependable growth in almost any condition.
#273  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 10 seeds



Blenheim Orange (80-90 days) Heirloom traced to the 1880s having thick orange flesh and netted skin.  Excellent for short season areas.
#685  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 20 seeds



Eel River (90-100 days) This rare Japanese heirloom variety was brought to the US after WWII. Golden skin with deep orange flesh. Sweet & juicy and can reach 10 pounds in weight.
#275  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 15 seeds


Hales Best Jumbo melon Hales Best Jumbo (80-90) This old heirloom sets the standard for muskmelon. 3-4 pound oval fruits with deep markings on the skin and thick salmon-colored flesh. Resists drought and powdery mildew.
#276  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#B1-276   Bulk seed  1 lb  $21.11
#P-276   One Plant in 2 1/2" pot     $4.50
#P6-276   Six Plants- moist root shipping pack     $11.50



Jenny Lind (70-75 days) Heirloom variety introduced in 1846 (named after the famed entertainer) with 1-3 pound fruits.  Light green flesh smells and tastes wonderfully sweet.
#277  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 20 seeds



Planters Jumbo (85 days)   4lb slightly oval melons with tan skin and a deep netting.  Flesh is sweet and juicy with a small seed cavityDependable producer and a favorite among growersMildew resistant.
#3451  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#B1-3451   Bulk seed  1 lb  $16.99



Schoon's Hard Shell (88-95 days)  Heirloom from New York state.  5-8 pound melons have a hard shell that makes the type great for shipping.  Flesh is orange, sweet and fragrant.
#564  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 30 seeds
#B1-564   Bulk seed  1 lb  $11.99


Superstar melon  Superstar  (86 days)  Hybrid.  Large 8-9lb melons are round to slightly oval with a thick flesh and netting.  Keeps several days after picking which makes it a good choice for farmer's markets or roadside sales.
#3464  Packet, $4.50 each,  Approximately 15 seeds
#B500-3464   Bulk seed   500 seeds  $44.55
#Bm-3464   Bulk seed  1000 seeds  $67.65



Yellow Krim (80-85 days)  Heirloom from the Ukraine.  Skin is yellow-orange, flesh is pale yellow and extremely sweet.  Good variety for short seasons or cool climates.
#563  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 10 seeds



SPECIALTY  MELONS


Banana  (96 days)  4in. diameter elongated melons that resemble huge bananas.  Flesh is light orange, sweet and juicy with a slight spicy flavor.
#1256  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 20 seeds
#B4z-1256   Bulk seed   4oz  $9.75
#B1-1256   Bulk seed  1 lb  $35.00


Bitter melon High Moon  Bitter Melon - High Moon (90 days)  Also known as bitter cucumber, karella or balsam pear, these pale green warty melons are shaped like large cucumbers and can be eaten steamed, stir-fried, or pickled and are often used in chutneys and curries.
#637  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 20 seeds


Charentais melon  Charentais (80-90 days)  A French variety with thick orange flesh and netted skin.  Known for its sweetness.
#561  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 20 seeds



Queen Anne Pocket Melon (Plum Granny, Dudaim Melon)- (80-90 days) A rare variety of melon, very popular in Victorian times and used as a pocket pomander. Fruits are 2-1/2in. in diameter with velvety orange skin veined in a darker orange. The smell is pungent and heavenly, but the taste is negligible. Can be trellised.
#278  Packet, $3.50 each,  Approximately 20 seeds


Graph of soil temperatures for planting muskmelon seeds
There is great diversity in the melon varieties that we offer; which makes the general information provided only valuable as adjustable guidelines. This may also affect your seed planting and propagation strategies and the germination rates under your planting conditions may vary from the seed lot test results. The following soil temperature data is for average muskmelon. Temperatures are average daytime from planting to emergence. Percentage is average germination rate. Days is number of days to emergence.

59ºF x 0% x 0 days; 68ºF x 38% x 8 days; 77ºF x 94% x 4 days; 86ºF x 90% x 3 days; 95ºF x 0% x 0 days;

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