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

Old Time Tennessee Muskmelon

SOLD OUT - Join the waiting list.

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 fruits weigh an average of twelve pounds, are twelve to sixteen inches in length, and are elliptical or football-shaped.

From our grower in Tennessee, David Pendergrass writes, "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." This is a garden-to-table melon and does not ship well.

We are happy to have David as one of our growers and excited about keeping rare varieties like this one available to home gardeners. 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.
Did you find this helpful?  3 of 3 Found Helpful
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from South Jersey, USA. on 2/28/2021
There are no reviews for this product!

Victory Points™

You will earn 2 Victory Points™ when you purchase this item.
Click here for more information about Victory Points™.

Related Items

The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best experience. Please click Accept Cookies to continue to use the site.