A very rare heirloom from Kansas. The vines are vigorous, and the yield is great. Oval-shaped, ridged, and netted fruit.
The flesh is orange and has exceptional flavor; very delicious! A very dependable variety; fruit weigh around 4 lbs. One of
our most endangered varieties and also one of the best. Perfect for farmers' markets.
This rare heirloom has been grown for centuries in northern Japan. The small fruit is beautiful, but the flesh is bland,
so it is likely one of the pickling melons which are so popular in Japan.
Mango Melon or Vine Peach
The 3" fruit are the size of a peach, with a yellow rind and bland white flesh. This variety was very popular in Victorian
times for making sweet pickles, pies, and preserves. Documented in this country in the 1850's.
Metki Dark Green Serpent Melon (Armenian)
An ancient heirloom, introduced from Armenia into Italy as far back as the 1400's. It is a melon but is used like a cucumber.
Picked small (18" or less) it is very mild and tasty, but the fruits can grow to over 3' long! Easy to grow and good yields.
It should be planted in more gardens.
Metki Painted Serpent Melon
Very long fruit with dark green and pale green stripes; excellent flavor; a rare Armenian type cuke that is actually
a melon. Very unique and a great selling item at farmers' markets everywhere.
Metki White Serpent Melon
The light green Armerian "Cucumber" that is botanically a melon; sweeter and crisper than regular cukes. Pick when under
18" for best taste. Delicious and easy to grow. Try selling all three colors of our Metki Serpents at your specialty market
for a real sensation!
Small, early, 4" melons with sweet, flavorful flesh. Large crops on compact 3' vines; good quality; a true midget! A
favorite small melon (introduced in 1948).
One of the most popular melons in the 1890's, it was introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1886 and was famous for its high
quality and very spicy and sweet flavor. Flesh is bright green; skin is netted. It is round and weighs 2-3 lbs. Rare.
Petit Gris de Rennes
Dense 2 lb. fruit have orange flesh that is superbly sweet, flavorful, and perfumed. This variety is early and well adapted
to cool climates. The fruit weigh around 2 lbs. and have a grey-green rind. This fine French variety is of the best quality
and is the favorite melon of the French melon expert and author Bruno Defay. Rare in the USA.
Peil de Sapo (Toad Skin)
Oval, 8" long fruit; skin mottled green and yellow, somewhat like a frog's skin. Very sweet, white flesh has a very good
taste. One of the earlier maturing winter melons; still rather late. Very rare; from Spain.
Thick, sweet, orange flesh; fruit are over 4 lbs. A good variety for drought or heavy rainfall. popular market melon;
makes a good shipper.
Plum Granny or Queen Anne's Pocket
Beautiful, ornamental fruit are yellow with deep orange stripes and only 2-3" long! They are grown for their wonderful
fragrance! These melons were very popular in Victorian gardens and are an often requested melon. Bland flavor.