Organic Schoon's Hardshell Melon
Organic Schoon's Hardshell Melon (88 days)
Schoon's Hard Shell was introduced around 1947 by F.H. Woodruff and Sons of Milford, Connecticut.
However, it is suspected to be a much earlier descendant of the famous Bender melon.
Was also known as New Yorker Melon or Illinois Hardshell melon.
Schoon's has a very netted, almost ropy-looking shell that is hard, deeply ribbed, and ivory colored when ripe.
This hard shell is what makes this a great shipper and it is a good keeper, making it a great Farmer's Market melon.
The flesh is sunset-colored, sweet, spicy and aromatic.
Slips from vine when ready to eat.
Weighs 5-7 pounds.
Extremely vigorous grower.