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Tularosa Market Melon
Tularosa Market Melon
Tularosa Market Melon
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Tularosa Market Certified Naturally Grown Seed
 Cucumis melo Inodorus Group

Working with a concerned preservationist, this is another example of our core mission to preserve old heirloom varieties by making them available to home gardeners.

85 days — Although this melon was originally grown in the Tularosa Basin of Southern New Mexico for the local farmer's markets, it does very well for us here in the Northern Willamette Valley of Oregon. The fruits have rinds that are pale-yellow with green spots and vary in weight from three to nine pounds. Their flesh is pale-orange, tender, sweet and juicy. Although the rinds are thick, allowing them to be shipped to market, like many older heirloom melon varieties, they have a limited shelf-life and are best consumed shortly after harvesting.

We received the seed from a preservation minded individual named Sheri Miller who realized that this variety was disappearing quickly. In a recent email she told us, "The original grower of this melon, Jack Shores, is 82 years old (in 2013). Your company is literally saving this melon from extinction . . . thank you so much." This grower had been raising them for decades and told Sheri that they were originally from a Japanese farmer. Mr. Shores passed away in December of 2013.

Each packet contains one gram, which is about 30 seeds.

 — Rare and in very limited supply —
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Grow these . . .
This grew beautifully in my cool summer garden. Produced melons early and now, in mid-September, I've got a few more developing and I'm eating a slice from a huge one I picked this morning . . . delicious! Just like the picture, soft light orange juicy flesh. My only minor complaint is that the seed cavity it quite large and the green flesh next to the skin is rather wide so it looks as if you are not getting much to eat but the flesh is so tasty and the green strip is tasty as well. All melons I've gotten from my vines have been good. Will fall from the vine when ripe but I picked a few before this point and they were good as well. This is a winner for me . . . Thank you for making these seeds available and I hope they always will be.
Reviewed by: Lisa Thurmond from San Francisco Bay Area. on 9/19/2014
Deliciously Sweet
Tularosa Market Melon is so sweet and delicious, you're going to wish you could grow it year-round! This melon is easy for me to grow in Florida. It's very, very rare and hard to find pure seed. I'm so thankful that Victory Seeds has rescued this wonderful, rare melon from extinction.
Reviewed by: Sheri Miller from Panama City, Florida. on 12/29/2013
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