Organic Granite State Melon
Organic Granite State Melon (83 days)
15-18 seeds per 500 mg pkt VERY short supply of this rare seed.
Early high quality cantaloupe, bred especially for Northern climates, 4 lb melons, lightly netted fruits with deep orange flesh. Very high sugar content.
University of New Hampshire created Granite State Melon. Here are their notes...
"Under New Hampshire conditions, muskmelons often fail to ripen before frost and frequently those that ripen produce fruits of poor quality. The Granite State muskmelon was developed to provide a melon of good quality. It came from a cross between a Michigan Experiment Station selection of Honey Rock crossed with a selection from a muskmelon grown by the Mennonite farmers of southern Manitoba, Canada.
The object of the experiment was to combine the quality of Honey Rock with the earliness of the Mennonite variety. Selection and self-pollination for a period of six years finally resulted in the Granite State muskmelon, which was introduced in 1946.
The melons are of medium-size with firm, well-netted rinds and thick, bright-orange flesh. The fruit is produced in abundance and in Durham where ordinary varieties are usually flat in taste, the quality of Granite State melons has been excellent. The leaves of this variety are not as quickly destroyed by mildew as most others produced in this area."