An attractive melon with a light and dark green striped rind, deep red firm fine-textured flesh, and small dark brown seeds. It fills the need for a round striped melon with good cutting qualities. Desired features consist of fewer and smaller seeds, sweeter flavor and thin rind. Well adapted for long distance shipping.
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.