Old Time Tennessee Muskmelon
'Old Time Tennessee' muskmelon. Image sent in by David Pendergrass of Tennessee.

Old Time Tennessee Muskmelon

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A rare, "garden-to-table" muskmelon; Pick at peak of ripeness and eat.
Old Time Tennessee
 Cucumis melo L. Reticulatus Group

100 days — A very old variety. It has been dropped from most commercial catalogs, is rare and seems to be near extinction. The fruit weigh an average of twelve pounds, are twelve to sixteen inches in length, and are elliptical or football-shaped.

Originally sent to us by our friend and fellow biodiversity preservationist, David Pendergrass from Middle Tennessee who wrote, "My personal favorite muskmelon. They must be picked at the peak of ripeness, when the fruit has turned a golden-yellow and they easily slip from the vine. They should be dead ripe for the best taste. They do not keep very long. Sweet aroma that will carry over a long distance. Definitely not a shipping melon." To be clear, this is a garden-to-table melon and does not ship well. Each packet contains one gram, which is approximately 25 seeds.
Smoothest and sweetest thing ever - Try it!
I saw this unusual melon and took a gamble. When picked ripe its the smoothest and sweetest thing ever, large enough that one can feed a four person family. All around it was a real hit! Found the tug-test (gently pulling on the vine) for ripeness to be misleading, some were well-attached but just right when picked.
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