Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Honey Rock Melon Seed
Cucumis melo Honey Rock Melon Seed (80 days)
(Was originally known as "Sugar Rock")
Was released in 1930/31 by the Joseph Harris seed co. Was referred to as a "rock" melon because its exterior appearance.
Honey Rock melon produces incredibly sweet fruits that are up to six inches in diameter with a tough, coarsely netted skin. The flavorful sweet salmon colored flesh of honey Rock melon will certainly be a fantastic addition to any breakfast in bed (mmm I'm getting ideas!). Honey rock produces vigorous vines, with an average of five to seven fruits per plant. Honey Rock melon is fusarium wilt resistant.
1932 Burpee's Seed Catalog says about Honey Rock Melon... "Smooth, round fruits of medium size, with a heavy, coarse netting over a slate-colored ground. Tasty, honey-sweet salmon flesh. Solid, thick meat of firm texture but free from fiber. A distinct variety."
1933 Shumways Seed Catalog says about Honey Rock Melon... "A distinctive new type, fast gaining in popularity. The fruits are almost perfectly round, non-ribbed, and covered with a very heavy netting. The meat is of super quality, very thick, firm textured, deep orange in color and with a unique honey-sweet flavor. A tough-rinded type excellent for shipping. Very productive, yielding 5 to 7 fruits to the vine. Destined to be the leading cantaloupe in all markets."