Schoon's Hardshell Muskmelon
Cucumis melo Reticulatus Group
90 days — The fruits have a very hard shell and are almost round, weighing up to eight pounds. The flesh is apricot-colored, sweet and very tasty. Unlike other varieties, they maintain their taste and texture days after being harvested.
Said to possess better eating qualities than 'Bender's Surprise' and is a good shipper. Reportedly a cross between 'Bender's Surprise' and 'Honey Rock'. Introduced by F. H. Woodruff & Sons of Milford, Connecticut in about 1947. Each packet contains one gram, which is about 28 seeds.