(85 days) (Muskmelon) Pre-1920. (Aka "Sugar Rock") This melon, developed by F.W. Richardson in the U.S., was popular in the 20's and 30's due to its short-maturation ( which made it a great melon for northern gardeners), its resistance to fusarium wilt, and its firm, sweet flesh. It was named an AAS winner in 1933, and a 1932 seed catalogue described it as perfect for both the home gardener and the market grower. It produces globe-shaped, 3-4 lb fruits that are heavily-netted and have firm salmon-orange flesh. Hearts of Gold Melon - Certified Organic
(75 - 90 days) (Muskmelon) 1895. Growing to 3 lbs., this melon has pink-orange flesh and an almost sharp taste. It likes sunny days, and doesn't tolerate cold nights.
Hale's Best Melon - Certified Organic
(75-85 days) Muskmelon Pre-1923 This heavy producer of 2-3 lb fruits is popular, particularly due to its early maturation, blight-resistance and fine flavour and aroma.