Hasan Bey melon

Origin - Turkey.

Days to ripen

Rind -  Slightly oval. Dark green skin to almost black and wrinkled. Flesh - White, smooth and creamy with rockmelon taste. Large seed cavity with lots of seeds.   Fruit weight - to 3 kg.

Ripeness indicator - turns yellow underneath where it is sitting on the ground. Does not slip.

Sunburns in very hot, sunny weather.     

 Notes:  This is a sub-variety of 'Kirkagac' melon. Tough rind suitable for shipping.

This poor season the fruits only made it to around 1 kg and sat on the vine for weeks but only one ripened. I am still going to try it again next year.