More Eastern Types
2408 El Gordo F1 75 days. Extra large 10-15 lb fruit
are sweet and quite early for such jumbo size. Extra
large oval melon with heavy netting, distinct
green sutures, and interior cavity that is small in
proportion to fruit diameter. Flesh is very sweet at
avg 16% Brix, with the excellent, slightly musky
flavor of classic Eastern type. Yield avg 3-4 fruit
per plant. Can produce giant 20-30 lb show melons
if all but the first few fruits are removed at
young stage and if given extra deep soil with rich
nutrition. Tolerant PM2, WMV. Fresh Mkt.
2411 & 2411U Goddess F1 68 days. Wow! Early eastern
melon with excellent performance & quality
for the extra-early mkt. 6.5" fruit. Avg wt 5-6 lbs.
Good sugar at 11% Brix. Oval, heavy net, unsutured.
Tolerant FW0-2, PM1·2.
2421 Halona F1 68-72 days. 4-5 lb. 6" globe shape.
An improved Earliqueen type, matures a week
earlier. Thick, sweet orange fleshed muskmelons.
Rinds with heavy netting and distinct sutures.
Uniform and productive, with better taste and
stronger disease package. Resistant PM. Tolerant
FW. Fresh Mkt, Roadside, Garden.
2485 Infinite Gold F1 75 day, mid-season maturity.
Average weight 4 lb. Bred especially for long shelf
life (LSL) great flavor and fruit quality. Strong
vines, high yield potential, uniform size and
shape. Was rated in 2012 by a third-party sensory
analysis panel as higher in flavor and quality attributes
than the leading competition. Round oval
melons, very light suture, fully netted, with firm
deep orange flesh. High % size 9 fruit. High Resistance
PM2, FW0-2. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.
Infinite Gold F1
2429 & 2429U Minerva F1 78 days. 6-7 lb. 7" x 7.5".
Recommended where early size, sugar and holding
ability are wanted. Athena type Eastern melon,
from same breeding but slightly larger, with higher
resistance level. Fruit is oval to flat oval and lightly
but distinctly sutured, with coarse open netting
overall. Flesh is thick with outstanding firmness.
Vine is vigorous. Largest sizes have reached 10
lb. under best conditions. Well proven and widely
adapted in University trials, especially U of F 2000,
where Minerva demonstrated higher yield, with
same fruit set but 8.3 lb. avg. weight vs. Athena's
5-6 lb. Minerva performs well and maintains quality
under wet field conditions. Firm flesh allows
harvest at tan stage and full slip; green harvesting
such as for softer varieties is not needed. Resistant
FW0-2, PM1. Tolerant PM2. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.
Melon Disease Codes
ALB Alternaria Leaf Blight
DM Downy Mildew
FW Fusarium Wilt & Race #'s
PMV Potato Mosaic Virus
PM Powdery Mildew & Race #'s
PRSV Papaya Ringspot Virus
Sul Sulphur Damage
WMV Watermelon Mosaic Virus
ZYMV Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
(M=1000) 25 sd 100 sd 500 sd 1000 sd 5 M
2408 El Gordo 2.95 9.35 38.25 54.40 51.60 48.15 44.70 42.25
2411, 2411U Goddess 4.00 10.50 41.25 62.80 59.55 55.60 51.60 48.75
2421 Halona 2.65 6.95 27.25 42.50 40.30 37.60 34.95 33.00
2485 Infinite Gold 8.35 21.65 85.15 114.00 108.25 102.50 96.75 92.70
2429, 2429U Minerva 3.55 10.80 44.25 58.45 56.65 55.30 53.95 53.00
El Gordo F1
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