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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Rocky Ford Green Flesh Melon
Rocky Ford Green Flesh (89 days)
1 Gram Package Size / Approx. 33 seeds per gram
Sometimes know as Eden's Gem. This melon was selected/created from the old "Netted Gem" variety and introduced in the Victorian Era.
Rocky Ford has a fine-grained sweet flavored green flesh. A firm melon with a fine melting quality and choice spicy flavor.
Heavily netted and slightly ribbed. Fruits average 2-3 pounds and keep for a long time.
Excellent for the home gardener and market grower. Highly resistant to rust.
1903 Maule's Seed Company Catalog says about Rocky Ford Melon..."Rocky Fords are famous in the fancy markets and great sellers. The are of convenient size and their firmness and shape favor them as shippers. As to quality, the appeal to the taste of epicures everywhere and hence are in brisk demand and find a prominent place on the counters and shelves of fashionable fruit stores and market stands. ....a most appetizing flavor and aroma. Flesh is both tender and firm; tender enough for the table and firm enough to stand shipment. The rind is elastic, but not hard."
1924 Portland Seed Company Catalog says about Rocky Ford Melon... "The fruit is oval, slightly ribbed, densely covered with coarse netting. Flesh thick, green, very sweet and highly flavored. The fruit is wonderfully uniform in shape and quality. A favorite with market gardeners everywhere."