Collective Farm Woman (83 days)
Seed packages contain approximately 20-25 seeds or 1 gram.
This amazing melon hales from the Ukraine where fast ripening melons are very important in cool conditions. A Seed Savers Exchange member first offered this melon in 1993 after a trip to the Island of Krim in the Black Sea.
Collective Farm Woman has a yellow-gold rind with extra sweet white flesh. Melons grow 7-10" in size. Collective Farm Woman ripens early as you would expect from a cool weather melon.
Harvest when skin turns orange-yellow. Stores well for several weeks after harvest.
Featured in the book Melons for the Passionate Grower
It is the best firm, sweetest, juiciest melon I have ever tasted. Holds up to the heat of the day and the cool of the evening in the Oroville Foothills in California 1500+ elevation. A Great Melon.