Beautiful, golden-yellow, oblong fruit grow to 15 lbs. and have sweet, creamy white flesh.
A pre-1870 European heirloom winter type. Good shipper.
Sweet and juicy white flesh. A rare white muskmelon; fruit are around 5 lbs. An old 1800's heirloom.
Ananas d'Amerique a Chair Rouge
This historic heirloom dates to the early 1800's. It was illustrated in France in 1885 by Vilmorin. This wonderful variety
has become very rare; the fruit have netted skin and bright orange flesh that is firm, sweet, and highly perfumed. Productive
plants can be trained up a trellis.
Ananas d'Amerique a Chair Verte (Green-Fleshed Pineapple)
This historic heirloom was grown by Thomas Jefferson in 1794. It was offered commercially in the USA in 1824, and it
was illustrated in color in France in 1854 in the Vilmorin album. This wonderful variety has become very rare. The fruit have
netted skin and light-green flesh that is firm, sweet, and highly perfumed. Very productive plants can be trained up a trellis.
This pre-1800 Maryland heirloom has flavorful, green flesh with a tinge of orange in the middle. This melon was grown
by farmers in Anne Arundel County but nearly vanished in the last 100 years. This melon is seen painted in many of the paintings
of the famous Peale family. William W. Weaver rediscovered this wonderful variety in 1992.
Long banana-shaped fruit; smooth, yellow skin; and sweet, spicy, salmon flesh. 16-24" long; 5-8 lb. It was listed in
1885 by J. H. Gregory's Catalogue, which said "When ripe it reminds one of a large, overgrown banana... It smells like one,
having a remarkably powerful and delicious fragrance."
Boule d'Or (Golden Perfection)
Very sweet pale green flesh is just marvelous. The round fruit are yellow and are loosely netted. It was listed in Vilmorin's
book, The Vegetable Garden, in 1885. Very rare now.
Very delicious old variety from the D. V. Burrell Seed Co. An improved selection of Hale's Best, these have salmon orange
flesh that is very sweet. Perfect for home or market.
A quality Casaba type. In 1927 Burrell's said it was the finest of Casabas. Very sweet, white flesh; tough golden rind;
a good keeper. Can be stored well into the winter!
Large, oblong, heavily-netted fruits; green flesh with salmon center. A very rare and old melon, it was listed in
1893 in Haage & Schmidt's catalog in Erfurt, Germany, and also listed by the Vilmorin's of France earlier in the 1800's.
A rare find!
A famous superb heirloom French melon; super sweet and very fragrant. Light grey-green skin; smooth, round,
2-3 lb. fruit; bright orange flesh. These are top sellers at high dollar markets.
Collective Farm Woman
This heirloom from the Ukraine was collected in 1993 by Seed Savers Exchange; very popular on island of Krim in the Black
Sea. Melons ripen to a yellowish-gold, and the white flesh has a very high sugar content. A favorite among heirloom gardeners
and growers alike. Ripens early, even in Russia.
Large melons with wonderful, sweet flavor! Grows best in warm, dry climates. Fruit are oval-shaped and green-yellow with salmon
pink flesh. Good yields of delicious melons.
An improved Crenshaw variety. Oval fruit are about 5 lbs. each and have a creamy white rind when ripe. Flesh is salmon
pink, extra sweet, and of a very fine flavor. Great for specialty markets and shipping.
Another colorful ancient French cantaloupe (possibly from Africa). It is definitely one of the oldest. Ribbed fruit are
dark green (almost black) with silver splashes. As they get ripe they turn yellow with nearly red splashes. The flesh is highly
perfumed and very smooth and creamy. Compact vines.