(Cucumis melo) (Muskmelon)
Approx. 1,200 sd/oz. Hybrid pkts contain 25 seeds; ¼ lb.
produces approx. 2,500 plants. Seeds germinate in about
7 days. Transplant 6,000 plants/acre. Set plants 12" apart
in rows 60-84" apart. Days to maturity are from sowing.
2369 Ambrosia F1 88 days. Higher than average
sugar content, extra-sweet flavor your customers
will come back for again and again. Nearly round
fruits average 4-4.5 lbs, 6.5" x 6", with heavy netting
and no sutures. Thick, sweet salmon flesh;
small seed cavity and very tight seed mass. Tolerant
DM, PM. Fresh Mkt, Short distance shipping.
2371 Aphrodite F1 72 days. Athena type with slightly
larger fruit, 6-7 lb and 6.5" x 7". Habit is more
compact with smaller footprint. Very sweet flesh
is smooth, creamy and aromatic with a hint of
honey. Thick flesh, strong texture, good shelf life
on farm stand or in regional shipping. Rind is well
netted, slightly sutured. Got high marks for yield
and quality in Eastern and Midwest trials. Resistant
FW0-2 PM1. Fresh Mkt, Regional Shipping,
Garden Plant Sales.
2374 & 2374U Athena F1 75 days. Early maturing
eastern muskmelon particularly suited
to SE, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic mkts.
Course netting, small cavity, very firm flesh (5-6
lbs.) Resistant FW1·2, PM. Tolerant Sul. Fresh Mkt,
2375U Avatar F1 70-80 days. Uniform extra large 7-9
lb melons with full netting & shallow rind. Classy
Eastern type; blocky oval fruit with large, dry,
open cavity. Deep orange, very sweet full-flavored
flesh is medium firm. Brix ratings at trials have
been mostly 11-12, occasionally 13. Especially notable
for such early maturity. Resistant FW0·1·2, PM1.
Tolerant PM2. Fresh Mkt, Short Distance Shipping.
2379 Burpee F1 PMT 82 days. Pale orange flesh is
thick, firm and juicy with a sweet musky flavor.
Fruits measure 7" x 6", slightly oval, thick rinded
and weigh 4-4.5 lbs. Heavily netted and distinctly
ribbed. High yields and excellent quality. Tolerant
PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.
2381 Carousel F1 80-85 days. 6 -9 lbs; O val Super
Star type melons, measure 9.5" x 7" with strong sutures
like classical muskmelons. Tight cavity, firm
flesh and good sugar for excellent eating quality.
Strong vigorous vines and double disease package
provide high yield potential. Firm melons and firm
internal flesh. Good shipper with lasting quality.
Well adapted to outdoor production. Resistant FW0-
2, PM. Fresh Mkt, Roadside, Shipping.
2386 Duchess F1 75 days. 5-6 lbs. 14% Brix rating.
Big round-oval melon, good shelf life rating, great
taste. Heavily netted, lightly sutured, refined Eastern
type interior with small, tight cavity and thick
flesh, deep orange to rind at maturity. High disease
rating can enable consistent high yield potential.
Worth testing as Athena type. Resistant FW0-2,
PM1·2. Fresh Mkt, Roadside, Regional Shipping.
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2369 Ambrosia 5.90 15.25 60.00 74.20 71.95 70.20 68.50 67.30
2371 Aphrodite 4.15 12.95 53.20 67.35 65.30 63.75 62.20 61.10
2374, 2374U Athena 4.90 8.95 43.50 69.30 67.15 65.00 62.90 61.45
2375U Avatar 4.25 11.00 43.25 67.30 64.10 60.95 57.75 55.55
2379 Burpee PMT 5.80 16.45 67.75 73.15 71.45 69.70 68.00 66.85
2381 Carousel 3.00 7.75 30.50 46.60 44.20 41.25 38.30 36.15
2386 Duchess 2.95 9.15 38.25 67.00 59.00 56.00 53.00 50.00
Melon Growers, Note: We suggest you grow the correct type of melon for your market. Shipping types
are especially resilient with lasting quality for long-distance market. They do, however, taste fine if grown
for fresh market. The varieties we recommend for local or home garden are best used near where they are
grown because they have a softer rind/skin and may not hold as well.
Burpee F1 PMT