Escondido Gold melon

Origin - USA

Days till harvest - 110

Rind - oblong with green/ yellow rind  Flesh - Flesh is orange, soft, sweet and very fragrant. It is so juicy that you have juice dripping down your chin.  Fruit weight - Up to 7 kg. Ripeness indicator - Skin turns from green to light green with yellow splashing. Slips.

At one time this was a popular market melon at several of California's markets.

My Notes:   

 Seed available from

Although the fruits are too big to feed my 3 person household I will still keep growing it because it tastes great and looks amazing. I will just have to give away to friends.

Photos thanks to Garden Larder, Australia