Cantaloupe and Muskmelons
Cucumis melo

There are so many more textures and flavors than the average American grocery store offers. Additionally, what is typically sold as "cantaloupe" are usually muskmelons so there is confusion caused by marketing. There are eight distinct groups (some refer to them as subspecies) of Cucumis melo (melons). Although they are useful in sorting melons for descriptive purposes, all groups will cross with each other.

Each packet contains one gram of seeds.
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Altaiskaya Melon
Russian variety. Finely netted with flesh that is yellowish-orange, fragrant, and tasty.
$2.25
Amarillo Oro Melon
Golden yellow rinds with sweet, creamy green to slightly salmon colored flesh.
$2.25
Ananas Melon
The flesh is soft, sweet and juicy and creamy white to slightly salmon colored.
$2.25
Armenian Cucumber Melon
Fruit grow uniformly and reach between 2 to 3 feet in length and about 2 inches in diameter.
$2.15
Banana Melon
It resembles a giant (18 to 24 inch long) banana.
$2.25
Bender's Surprise Muskmelon<br><b>Sold Out for 2019</b>
Flesh is salmon colored, very thick, and delivers a real nice, sweet, 'old time' muskmelon flavor.
$2.55
Burrell's Jumbo Muskmelon
Thick, sweet, salmon-colored flesh.
$2.25
Canary Yellow Melon
Bright light-yellow skin that is slightly wrinkled with sweet, pale green flesh.
$2.25
Charentais Cantaloupe
Salmon colored, very fragrant and tasty. A variety of true cantaloupe.
$2.25
Crenshaw Melon
Pear-shaped, 6-8 pounds, green to yellow skin and salmon-pink flesh.
$2.25
Eden Gem (Rocky Ford Green Flesh) Melon
Heavily netted, slightly ribbed and prolific. The flesh is green. Very sweet and tasty.
$2.25
Edisto 47 Melon
Orange flesh with a small seed cavity. Does well in hot, humid conditions.
$2.25
Hale's Best Jumbo Muskmelon
Fruits are early large, oval-shaped fruit with heavy netting and thick, salmon-orange flesh.
$2.25
Hearts of Gold Melon
Nearly round, weigh 2-3 pounds with deep-orange, sweet, fragrant flesh.
$2.25
Honey Rock Melon
Fruits are up to 6-inches, tough skin and sweet, flavorful flesh.
$2.25
Honeydew, Green Flesh Melon
Smooth, creamy white skin with lime-green sweet flesh.
$2.25
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Harvest Tips: Melons are best harvested at their peak of maturity; not a moment early or later. Determining this point is a bit tricky and a skill that melon farmers develop with years of experience, but here are a few pointers:
• Smell the blossom end of the melon. They will have a sweet smell when they are ready.
• Look at the skin color. If they are a netted variety, they netting will have become more pronounced and the skin between the netting will have changed from a green color to tan.
• Honeydew varieties will develop a yellow blush on their otherwise ivory colored rinds.
• Some of the "old-timey" type melons, for example 'Banana' melon, will slip from the vine when ready.

When all else fails, cut it open and go for it!

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