Melon -(Cucumis melo)

 

Melon, Boule d'Or -  (aka Golden Perfection) Famous French melon listed by Vilmorin in 1885. Sweet smooth winter melon with a hard rind. Pale green flesh is an absolute delight. Fruits will keep for several weeks if kept cool and dry. Very hard to find. 95-110 days.

 

 

 

 

Melon -(Cucumis melo)

 

DAlgiers - Another colorful, ancient French cantaloupe from Africa. It is definitely one of the oldest. Turning yellow upon ripeness, with highly perfumed flesh thats smooth and creamy. Pre-1800 select heirloom

Melon -(Cucumis melo)

 

Sakatas Sweet - (Asian strain, African origin) This type melon has been grown in the East for centuries and is now just starting to appear in American markets. Small golden yellow, baseball sized melons have crisp, refreshing sweet flesh. Highly nutritional.

Melon -(Cucumis melo)

 

Ojo Caliente - Originally obtained from a farmer in northern New Mexico. The oval fruits are smooth-skinned and can weigh 5-7 pounds. The pale green flesh with a tinge of orange is sweet and juicy. Harvest ripe fruits when bright yellow and aromatic.

Melon -(Cucumis melo)

 

Yellow Canary - (French strain) Canary yellow smoothed skin melon that originates from France, but has a fanatical following in Spain. Very aromatic flesh and the finest of the canary types. Great fresh, but also one of the best melons for cooking. Traditionally harvested before fully ripe and then stored by hanging, which also makes this great for the market growers. Ripe when the skin is a uniform, deep yellow.

 

Melon -(Cucumis melo)

 

 

Isleta pueblo - This orange- and green-fleshed melon is from Isleta Pueblo near Albuquerque, New Mexico. Tolerates heat. A very diverse accession, with some plants producing round fruit and some producing longer, oblong fruit shapes.  Some ribbed and some not.

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