Old Time Tennessee melon

Origin - USA.

Days till harvest -

Rind - huge, oblong melons that have a deeply creased rind.   Flesh - Their orange flesh is superior, being loaded with unique fruity undertones and a sweetness not often found in modern melons: High sugar content.   Fruit weight - 5-6 kg.

Fragile melons are not good keepers but are winners with gourmet foodies. Good downy mildew resistance.

My Notes:   Harvest timing is critical. Too soon and the sweetness is not there. Too late and the melon is breaking down. 

 Seeds available from www.rareseeds.com and www.newhopeseed.com

Photo thanks to Baker Creek Seeds (www.rareseeds.com