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Arava Melon (F1, OG) ~ $ 2.50

Arava is a Galia type melon with melt-in-your-mouth texture, tropical fragrance, and extra-sweet green flesh. It is one of our most vigorous melons, even in the cool coastal conditions of our trial garden, where it produces uniform crops of 3-4 melons per plant. The fruits are netted on the outside like an American cantaloupe and weigh 3-4 lb. each. Downy mildew tolerant. 77 days. (NOTE: certified organic seed is due to arrive in February.)

Charentais Melon (OG) ~ $ 2.50

This well known French melon variety is world famous for its dark orange, sweet and fragrant flesh. They grow well even in cooler areas. The fruits are smooth-skinned and weigh about 2 lbs. Heirloom. 75 days. 20-30 seeds/pkt.

Crane Melon (OP) ~ $ 2.50

A Sonoma County favorite since the 1920s, Crane is a Crenshaw type melon developed by Oliver Crane, whose family has farmed near Santa Rosa for six generations. The teardrop shaped melons have light orange flesh with a refreshing sweet flavor. Fruits are 3-5 pounds. 75-85 days. 20-30 seeds/pkt.

Hearts of Gold Melon (OG) ~ $ 2.50

An aromatic and sweet muskmelon (cantaloupe) with deep orange flesh that is thick and firm. Hearts of Gold melons are nearly perfectly round, heavily netted with medium ribs. Plants are vigorous and very productive. Blight resistant. 70-97 days. Open pollinated. 20-30 seeds/pkt.

Honey Orange Melon (F1) ~ $ 3.95

This unusual honeydew has sweet flavor and pretty, salmon-orange flesh that contrasts nicely with its ivory skin. Honey Orange produces 3 lb. fruits that mature early and hold well after harvesting. It also tolerates cool conditions well. 74 days. 20 seeds per packet.

Honeydew Melon (OG) ~ $ 2.25

This old-fashioned favorite has sweet green flesh that exhibits a distinct, spicy flavor. The plants are very productive, with fruit weighing about 6 lbs. it is a very good melon to grow in long-season areas. 110 days. 20-30 seeds.pkt.

Lambkin (F1) ~ $ 4.50

This 2009 All-America Selections winner was praised by the judges for its outstanding flavor. The white flesh is sweet, aromatic and juicy. Lambkin is also early to mature, which allows more time for the plants to be productive. Classified as a Piel de Sapo or Christmas melon, Lambkin has yellow skin with green mottling. It yields fruits in the 2-4 lb. range that keep well when refrigerated. 65-75 days. 25 seeds.

Magnifienza (F1, OG) ~ $ 5.50

Magnifienza produces melons of the highest quality, with superior flavor, texture and appearance. The fruits are abundant, early, and weigh 3 lb. on average with a high round shape and attractive netting and sutures. Adapted to different growing conditions, this Italian Netted type has sweet orange flesh with Brix levels of 13-15. Resistances: fusarium wilt and powdery mildew. 78 days.

Noir des Carmes Melon (OG) ~ $ 2.50

Named for the Carmelite monks who once tended it in their fields, this French melon variety caught our eye at a field trial. Early to mid-season, it has nearly black, lobed, glossy fruit. Late in the season when it is ready to pick the dark skin turns orange mottled with green. A true cantaloupe, Noir des Carmes is easy to grow and productive, with sweet, aromatic, luxurious orange flesh. You won't find another melon like it. 75 days.

Sweet Granite Melon (OG) ~ $ 2.75

The earliest of the cantaloupes, Sweet Granite grows successfully in areas where melon production is marginal due to cool summer conditions. The oblong fruits are netted on the exterior, orange on the interior, average 2-3 lbs., and have good flavor. 70 days.

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