Cantaloupe / Muskmelons

Plant 24-36 inches apart as the will vine. To determine ripeness it is important to know that each variety is a little different and must be learned! Most melon varieties are ready when the gray-green color begins to change to buff-yellow and when a light tug separates the fruit from the vine. Some melon types, like honeydew, charentais, canary Spanish, and crenshaw are overripe by the time the stem can be tugged from the fruit. These must be cut from the vine.

Cantaloupes, named for the papal gardens of Cantalupo, Italy where some historians say the first cantaloupe was grown, are smooth skinned or lightly netted with few ridges. Some are warted. Blushing skin color and a whiff of perfume are usually telltale signs of ripening.

Muskmelons are usually heavily netted and deeply ribbed with larger seed cavities than cantaloupes. Farmer opines that they are easier and require less heat to grow well than cantaloupes.

The last date to order items online is Sunday, April 12, 2020. Transplants will then be available for sale at the farm at a later date.

Galia Melon · Arava Widely adapted. Uniform, extra-sweet eating quality. Produces heavy yields of heavily netted, 3-4 lb. melons. Note: This item is grown to order only!
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Honeydew Melon · Orange Honey Unique, orange flesh honeydew. Honey-sweet, tender, crisp, pale salmon-orange flesh is thick and delicious to the rind. Medium-sized, avg. 3 lb., oval-round melons with smooth, ivory skin. Early maturity, and tolerant of cool conditions. Note: This item is grown to order only!
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Muskmelon · Delicious 51 PMR Reliably early melon, ripening quickly for heavy yields of aromatic fruit. Juicy, perfectly sweet flesh is dark orange with creamy texture and strong flavor. Thinner skin than hybrids but holds well for market and in storage. Excellent resistance to powdery mildew and well-adapted for northern growers. Harvest at full slip. Note: This item is grown to order only!
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Muskmelon · Golden Gopher In our book, the best, hardiest and most reliable cool climate cold-tolerant OP melon. Delicious cantaloupe-style melon with deep orange flesh. Good eating quality and excellent flavor. Medium-sized, fruits up to 2lb. Note: This item is grown to order only!
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea
Muskmelon · Rocky Ford Prolific yields of sweet, petite melons for home or market. Looks like a cantaloupe with heavily netted, ribbed skin but reveals juicy green flesh inside that is sugary, very melon-y and complex with a hint of spice. For best quality, harvest at full-slip. Firm flesh stores well. Also known as Eden’s Gem. Note: This item is grown to order only!
Qty: Single · Cost: $1.99 ea

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