High yielding, vigorous, 36-72” spreading vines produce beautiful melons with aromatic, sweet deep-orange, thick juicy flesh. Nearly round 6 1/2” x 6” diameter melons weighing 3-4 lb have a small cavity. Thin, heavily netted rind with medium ribs. Ships well for moderate distances. Widely adaptable. Blight resistant. Excellent home garden and fresh market variety.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.