Cantaloupes and Melon Seeds


Useful gardening infomation

Choose a sunny well drained location.
Plant later in the Spring when soil is warm and ALL danger of frost has past. Cover when a threat of 40 degrees or cooler is present during Spring. For earlier crop start inside 4-5 weeks before setting out. Pick when blossom end is slightly springy and when the stem separates with a slight pull. Best when vine ripened.

Seed Depth 1"
Seeds Per Hill 6-8
Seed Spacing 3"
days. To Germination 10-20
Thin To (Plants Per Hill) days. To Maturity 2-3

Informative articles found on the web:

How to Grow Cantaloupes and Melons
Calories in Cantaloupe/Melons and Nutrition Facts
Cantaloupe Recipes




Seeds


3297 Petit Gris Melon
La creme de la creme of French cantaloupes. First noted in the garden of the Bishop of Rennes nearly 400 years ago. Petit Gris translates as "little grey", named for its appearance before ripening. Fruits typically weigh 2-3 pounds and have a mustard and olive speckled rind. Flavorful sweet orange flesh is reminiscent of brown sugar. 80-85 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
3298 Crane Melon
Introduced in the 1920s by Oliver Crane whose family has farmed for six generations near Santa Rosa, California. Pear-shaped Crenshaw-type fruits grow 3-5 pounds. Yellow-green skin covered in dark green freckles; ready for picking when the freckles turn orange. Light orange flesh, great sweet flavor. 75-85 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
W192 Sakata's Sweet Melon
Softball size Asian type, gaining popularity here, smooth golden yellow rind, sweet flesh, good to trellis, 90 days
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
W193 Crenshaw White Melon
Oblong pear shape, green-tan, light salmon-white flesh, 10 lb, superb flavor, high yielding, 110 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
W194 Emerald Gem Melon
Heirloom, pale orange juicy flesh, ribbed, striped dark green skin, 3 lb fruits, heavy producer, 80 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
W196 Early Delicious 51 Melon
Early, large, almost round 6", thick salmon orange flesh, strongly ribbed, popular home garden variety, 80 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
W197 Casaba Golden Beauty Melon
Heirloom "Casaba Fruit" melon, white aromatic spicy flesh, rind matures gold, 8 lbs., long keeper, heat tolerant, 104 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.25
JF422 Halo Melon
F1 Canary type, 7 x 9" oblong, 9 lbs, yellow rind, sweet white flesh, vigorous vine, 90 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.95
JF423 Lilliput Melon
F1, Personal size 1-2 lb, tan rind, dark orange flesh, very juicy, high flavor, the perfect tasty healthy snack, 80 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.95
BM89 Iroquois
Full season type, 6", sweet muskmelon taste, disease resistant, 88 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.15
IP078 Arancino
Highly productive and sweet European cantaloupe. Small growing variety great to meet the growing demand for smaller fruit, yet very flavorful and a favorite in Mediterranean markets. Netted and highly fragrant. Great for home and market growers, alike. 85 days.
 10 seeds to a pack $2.25
 Bulk Pack 100 seeds to a pack $12.25
W182 Jaune de Canary
ootball shape, light green flesh, ultra sweet, smooth yellow skin, 6 lbs., 85 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.15
FT22 Lil Loupe Melon F1 Hybrid
A personal-sized muskmelon. 76 Days. This small melon gives you the perfect opportunity to capitalize on the personal-sized fruit trend. Early maturing 2 lb. round fruit are produced on medium-sized vines that have tolerance to powdery mildew and Fusarium wilt (races 0 and 2). The interior of this small beauty will delight your customers with its tight seed cavity and orange flesh that is firm, sweet and delicious. The rind has a medium netting, attractive sutures and ribs.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.95
Honeyrock
Good performer in heat, sweet juicy musk melon, vine ripened, 3-4 pounds, 75-90 days.

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FB149 Healy's Pride
Introduced in 1952 by Elmer James Healy of St. Francisville, IL. Large, heavily netted melons weigh up to 10 pounds. Sweet old time muskmelon flavor. Seeds made available by SSE. 80-85 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.15
JF443 Masters Choice Hybrid ( Tuscan )
Melons average 4 pounds. Tuscan style hybrid melon with a full disease package. One of the best hybrid melons featuring a uniform roundness with thick flesh. This melon has a very heavy fawn colored rind and is an excellent shipper. This melon also exhibits a very tight seed center with dense netting and green sutures. Tolerant to Powdery Mildew, Fusarium Wilt Race 1 and 2, Alternaria and Podi Viruses. 80-85 days.
  10 seeds $2.95
BM91 Hales Best Jumbo
Special uniform selection, 4+ pounds, deep salmon flesh, finest sweet eating quality, 82 days.
  Package of 15 seeds $2.15
2029 Rocky Ford
90 days. OG An old heirloom variety, from 1881. This old-timer is still a popular green flesh muskmelon, with a heavily netted rind, and smooth, sweet flavored flesh, fruits weigh 2-3 lbs, a good keeper, has firm flesh.
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2030 Jenny Lind
80 days This fine melon dates back to the 1840’s, was sold by many of the 1800’s Seed Company’s, it was named after the Famous Singer, Jenny Lind, “The Swedish Nightingale”. This wonderful 1-2 lb turban shaped melon is very sweet and has light green, delicious flesh.
  Package of 15 seeds $1.95
2788 Stutz Supreme Honeydew
5-10 lbs. Smooth, slightly netted, beige-skinned melon has delicious orange flesh. Mid- season, bears well until frost. Perfected over 20 years by Joe Stutz of Chico, Ca. Needs heat to develop full flavor. Direct seed in garden in rows 4-6 feet apart when danger of frost has passed. Likes to be planted in clusters with 3-4 plants per group. Deeply fertile soil produces optimum yield of fruits. Enrich soil with compost. Harvesting tips. Stem turns brown and separates easily from the melon when ripe. Seeds by SOC.
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2789 Swan Lake Honeydew
Rare melon, Seeds of Change Original. 1.5 to 3 lbs. Some fruits are white fleshed, others swirled with orange - all have exceptional flavor. Creamy yellow, partially netted melons. Direct seed in garden in rows 4-6 feet apart when danger of frost has passed. Likes to be planted in clusters with 3-4 plants per group. Deeply fertile soil produces optimum yield of fruits. Watering tips. During germination, keep entire seedbed evenly moist and warm. Allow soil surface to dry between waterings. Harvesting tips. Stem turns brown and separates easily from the melon when ripe.
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2031 Ambrosia
In taste tests, Ambrosia is recognized as the melon people prefer most. It simply has a very inviting, luscious, sweet flavor that is distinct -- different than any other melon. One bite and you're usually hooked.
Ambrosia melons weigh 4 to 5 lbs., have a heavy net with light sutures, are round in shape, mature in about 86 days, and have sweet peach-colored flesh.
  Package of 10 seeds $3.95
GO55 Banana Cantaloupe
A new type of garden melon with an exotic banana shape, pink colored flesh and a very sweet taste!
  Package of 10 seeds $2.00
W147 Planter's Jumbo Muskmelon
Excellent standard variety. 88 days. The vines are vigorous and do well in drought or high rainfall. The fruits have a firm rind with light ribs and thick, orange flesh, weighing 4 or 5 pounds on average.
  Package of 15 seeds $1.95
W126 Metki Dark Green Serpent Melon
An ancient heirloom, introduced from Armenia into Italy as far back as the 1400's. It is a melon, but is used like a cucumber , picked small (18" or less) it is very mild and tasty, but the fruits can grow to over 3' long! Easy to grow, and good yields, It should be planted in more gardens.
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W121 Minnesota Midget
Small early, 4" melons with sweet flavorful flesh. Large crops on compact 3' vines, good quality, a true midget! A favorite small melon introduced in 1948.
  Package of 15 seeds $1.95
2202 Savor French/Charentais F1 Hybrid Melon
The sweetest French melon.
Unsurpassed eating quality. The small, 2 lb. melons are of the classic Charentais type: faintly ribbed, with a smooth gray-green rind, and dark green sutures. Sweet and aromatic, deep orange flesh. Tolerant to fusarium races 0, 1, and 2 and powdery mildew.
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Oriental Melons


TRM333 Ginkaku Korean Hybrid Melon
This Korean melon is oval shaped and matures to a deep golden color with white stripes. Inside, the white flesh is quite thick, crisp, smooth, and remarkably sweet with a 15-16 brix degree in sugar content. They weigh about 1 1/2 lbs. An F1 Ginsen type cross, this hybrid is vigorous and highly productive with a strong resistance to disease. 80 days.
of 5 seeds $2.95
TRM518 Ichiba Kouji Hybrid Melon
This specialty variety dominates the netted melon market in Japan. The fruit is round, green skinned, with a fine net and matures to over 3 lbs. The thick, juicy, green flesh measures over 16°Brix. Its sugar content will continue to rise regardless of the weather. Easy-to-grow, widely adaptable, and resistant to mildews and vine split. 60 days.
of 5 seeds $2.95
TRM517 Hakucho Charantais Hybrid Melon
The flesh of this French Charantais melon from Japan is a beautiful salmon-orange color. Aromatic, sweet and just over 1 pound, Hakucho is a superior melon. The lovely round fruit has yellowish gray skin with no netting. Sugar content is 16%, sweet but not cloying. This delectable melon is a real treat alongside toast for breakfast or in a fresh fruit salad.
of 5 seeds $2.95
IP039 Golden Sweet Hybrid Melon
Fruits have smooth, golden skin and crisp, sweet white flesh with the sugar content at 12 brix. The oblong-shaped melon are 4-6 inches long and 3-4 inches wide, 350 grams in weight. Plant grows vigorously in warm climates. This melon is very prolific and is very popular in Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Sow seeds in seed boxes in spring and transplant to the open field when 3-5 inches high. The plant begins to set fruits 40 days after transplanting. Note that the fruit skin turns into yellow at the prematured stage and should not harvest at this time, but wait for a few more weeks to reach the matured conditions.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
IP064 Wonderful No.1 Hybrid Melon
Wonderful No. 1 is a new hybrid Oriental melon developed by a leading seed company in South Korea. Fruits with yellow smooth skin and crispy white flesh are very delicious and sweet. Plants grow vigorously in spring/summer season and are very productive. This variety starts flowering and setting fruits 30 days after transplanting. Easy to grow.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
JF162 Golden Liner Hybrid Melon
This hybrid Korean melon produces fruit with golden color skin that has silver lines running end-to-end. The white flesh is very crisp and sweet. Fruits are oblong in shape and about 300-450 grams in weight. The plant grows very well in greenhouse and open field. Excellent fruit settings. Strongly recommended for home gardening and fresh markets.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
3457 Korean Star Hybrid Melon
This outstanding hybrid is developed for greenhouse and open field growing. Long oval shaped fruits are very delicious and sweet, with 13-16% sugar content. White flesh is very crisp and tasty. The plant grows vigorously with excellent fruit setting. An ideal melon for home gardening and fresh markets.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
TRM335 Sun Net Hybrid Melon
Sun Net is a new hybrid melon developed by a leading seed company at Xin Jing, a well known high qualtiy melon production region in Western China. This variety produces fruits, oval in shape and 2-3 Kg in weight. Melons have yelllow-green rind with gray-white net and white flesh inside. Fruits are very sweet, 16-18% sugar content, and very delicious and tasty. The plants are very vigorous and fruits reach maturity in 90-95 days after sowing. This variety is strongly tolerant to PM and DM. High quality melons are good for long distance shipping and marketing. Excellent melon for home gardenng and fresh markets.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
W209 Sweet Honda Hybrid Melon
Sweet Honda is an early maturity hybrid melon with excellent fruit setting. Short oblong fruit with smooth yellow skin, 2.5-3.2 Lb. in weight, is very sweet, with 14-16 brix in surgar content. Orange color flesh has aromatic flavor, very delicious and good texture. Plants are vigorous and fruits can be harvested in 60-65 days after sowing. An excellent melon for home gardening and fresh markets.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
JF166 Golden Honey Hybrid Melon
Golden Honey is a new hybrid melon developed in Korea. Frutis are round in shape with smooth skin with golden color and white flesh inside. The flesh is very sweet, delicious and crispy. Plants are vigorous and start to set fruits 50-55 days after transplanting. Easy to grow.
  Package of 5 seeds $3.95
IP032 Thai Best Melon
This is a unique melon from Thailand. Fruits are green skin with the end-to-end white liners. Light green flesh inside is sweet and tasty. Melons are 15-18 cm x 25-30 cm in size and up to 2-3 Kg in weight. Plants grow well in hot weather and rainy climates. This variety bears lots of fruits, reaching the maturity in 60-65 days after sowing.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95
IP056 Yellow Sweet Melon
This yellow mellon is very popular in Thailand. Fruits are similar to Korean yellow melon in color and skin with white liners, but larger in size and weight. This sweet melon is 15-18 cm in diameter and 25-28 cm in length, up to 2-3 Kg in weight. Plants grow vigorously in warm climates and fruits begin to reach the maturity in 70-80 days after sowing. White flesh is very sweet and tasty.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
JF183 Jelly Melon
(Cucumis metuliferus) (aka Kiwano, African Horned Cucumber) Originated in semi arid Africa near the Kalahari desert. Thorny oval fruits are filled with greenish-gold gel and lots of seeds; very high in vitamin C. The flavor is reminiscent of pomegranate and citrus. The primary market niche is for garnishes and decorative fruits. 120 days.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
TRM437 Japanese Pickling Melon
The rich, green and white striped fruits resemble large cucumbers and mature to 18" long. The flesh is white, very thick and has been used for kazu-zuke or nara-zuke, a pickling recipe over a thousand years old. 70 days.
  Package of 5 seeds $2.95
TRM600 Katsura Giant Pickling Melon
This light green, oval-shaped melon, oshiro uri, is very popular in Japan and is best suited for pickling. The fruits have crisp white flesh and can reach 14" long and 4-5" in diameter. The plant has a vine growth habit. Promote lateral branching. Hand pollination may be necessary. 70 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $2.95