Charantais melons are French cousins to American muskmelons.
They are very sweet, typically grow only to the size
of a softball and are suitable for vertical growing on a trellis.
2438 Oui F1 77-82 days. Round to slightly oblate,
dark orange flesh, 3-4 lbs with butterscotch flavor
& high Brix. Lightly sutured & netted, this unusual
Eastern shipper has a strong, sweet taste. Fruit are
firm with good shelf life. Strong disease tolerance
makes this melon ideal for east coast production.
Tolerant FW0-2, PM2.
2422 Lambkin F1 75-80 days from sowing, 70 days
from transplant. "Christmas Melon". Special
traditional type that harvests well late season.
Smooth oval 2-4 lb melons, avg size 7" x 5".
Thin rind mottled green on yellow. Flesh is ivorywhite,
sweet, aromatic, juicy, avg 14-16% Brix.
Stores well, maybe til Christmas if you get the timing
right. Resistant FW1, Tolerant FW2.
Crenshaw melons are elongated, rich yellow sometimes
streaked with light green, appearing slightly wrinkled at the
stem ends. The flesh inside is aromatic salmon orange with
a delicious lightly spicy sweetness.
2426 Lilly F1 8 0-85 d ays. G reat C renshaw t aste,
with super high 15-16% Brix rating. Large long
oval 8-10 lb melons with light orange flesh and
light smooth, light pale yellow rind. This one
should sell well when folks see this hard-to-find
favorite back on your shelf again. Avg yield 3-4
fruits per plant in trials. Tolerant PM1·2, WMV,
PMV. Roadside, Fresh Mkt, Regional Grocer.
Galia melons are similar to cantaloupes in outward appearance
but slightly larger. Inside, the flesh is yellow-green
and is reported as exceptionally juicy.
2482 Diplomat F1 75 days. Globe shaped, 5-6 lb melons
with no suture and fine netting. Thick, aromatic
pale green flesh is very sweet and flavorful.
Fruit remains on vine, so it can be harvested with
the stem to avoid blossom-scar infection. Replaces
Passport. Tolerant PM.
Personal Size Melons
2425 Lilliput F1 80 days. Early. A personal handsized
cantaloupe with round, 3½-5"
fruit. Stem slips at full maturity. Eastern
shipper type, sutureless, with light netting
and tan color at maturity. Flesh is deep orange,
very highly flavored, sweet & aromatic, and very
firm with tight closed cavity. Resistant FW0·2,
PM1·2. Fresh Mkt, Regional Grocery, Shipping, Specialty,
2473U Sugar Cube F1 81 days. Superb unique disease
package promotes development of super-high
sweetness. Small 2 lb. melons pack a big taste,
with full-flavored 14% Brix rating. Round & fully
netted. Deep orange flesh, long shelf life, a musthave
for the personal hand melon market. The
flavor will appeal to any market. Resistant PM1·2,
FW0·1·2, PRSV, WMV, ZYMV. Fresh Mkt, Restaurant,
2475 Tasty Bites F1 75-80 days. Perhaps the ultimate
gourmet personal sized melon with deep
orange flesh offset with green outer ring. Flavor
is delicious, unique and sweet, resulting from its
charantais and ananas parentage. Easy to grow,
very vigorous and productive ripening over an
extended harvest period. Above average shelf life.
Offer customers halves at your market stand as a
snack with a scoop of sherbet. Tolerant ALB, FW1·2,
PM1. Fresh Mkt.
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2482 Diplomat 2.75 7.10 28.00 38.60 36.60 34.15 31.70 29.95
2422 Lambkin 4.15 12.70 53.50 92.90 83.50 70.00 64.00 60.00
2425 Lilliput 2.95 9.40 38.00 56.00 46.20 ----- ----- -----
2426 Lilly 2.25 6.45 26.50 39.95 37.90 35.35 32.85 31.00
2438 Oui 2.15 6.45 26.50 37.40 35.45 33.10 30.75 29.05
2473U Sugar Cube 4.10 10.60 41.75 64.75 61.40 57.30 53.20 50.25
2475 Tasty Bites 3.25 9.60 39.10 54.40 51.60 48.15 44.70 42.25
Christmas melons have a longer than average shelf life and
are characterized by an elongated shape and splotchy yellow
and green rind.
Tasty Bites F1
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