Cucumis melo

Open pollinated

Variety Maturity Plant description Fruit size & weight Fruit shape & color Fruit flesh Resistance Remarks
Ananas 100 Shiny, gray leaves, heavy vines 20 x 15 cm, 2- 2.5 Kg Oval, cracked net, thin rind, no sutures, yellow orange Soft, aromatic, very sweet, white/gold Wide adaptability, very sweet, popular in the Middle East.
Branco Do Ribatejo 105 Vigorous 22 x 15 cm, 2 - 2.5 Kg Oblong, slightly corrugated, creamy color Whitish green Most popular melon in Portugal.
Canary Yellow 105 Vigorous 18 x 15 cm, 2 - 2.5 Kg Oblong, longitudinal corrugations, yellow White to light green with orange cavity lining Like Casaba but eggshape. Brighter yellow rind. Very sweet crisp flesh.
Casaba Golden Beauty 105-110 Very Vigorous 15 - 20 cm, 3.5 Kg Globe, golden yellow with corrugations Thick, white, spicy Best for warm, irrigated areas. Stores well.
Crenshaw 110 Vigorous 20 x 15 cm, 2 - 2.5 Kg Globe, corrugated skin, yellow Thick, salmon Late, long distance shipper.
Edisto 47 95 Very vigorous 16 x 19 cm, 1 - 1.5 Kg Oral, sparse net, hard Deep salmon, good flavor PM, DM, ALT Larger fruit and more vigorous vine than Edisto. Excellent shipper.
Hales Best Jumbo 85-90 Vigorous 12 x 16 cm, 1.5 Kg Oval, ribbed, heavy net, yellow/green Salmon orange, thick, good flavor Good shipping variety.
Honey Dew Green Flesh 110 Vigorous 18 x 17 cm, 1.5 - 2 Kg Round, smooth, creamy white to light green tint Light green, very sweet Has a distinct spicy flavor. Well known for shipping and home garden variety.
Honey Dew Orange Flesh 110 Very vigorous 15 x 16 cm, 1.5 Kg Round, smooth, creamy white Light orange, thick, firm, sweet Has delicious flavor between Gr. Honeydew and Crenshaw. Excellent long distance shipper.
Piel De Sapo 100 Vigorous 20 x 16 cm, 2 - 3 Kg Oval, slightly corrugated, frog skin, green with dark green mottling White An early variety - sweet tasting flesh!
Souehla 95 Vigorous 20 x 18 cm, 1.8 - 2.5 Kg Oval, slight netting, green to brownish tan color Light salmon F1, DM, PM1 Very popular in Morocco and North Africa.
Temprano Rochet 90 Vigorous 1.8 - 2 Kg Oval, medium green with fine yellow mottling Greenish white High yielder, uniform fruits. Very sweet, tasty and aromatic.
Tendral Negro 110 Vigorous 20 x 17 cm, 1.5 - 2 Kg Oval, very dark green, corrugated White Excellent shipper. Very good flavor.
Tendral Verde 110 Vigorous 20 x 18 cm, 1.5 - 2 Kg Oval, no netting, corrugated, dark green White Very long shelf life.
Topmark 90 Very vigorous, dark green 15 x 14 cm, 1.5 - 1.8 Kg Oval, full coverage of good net, no sutures, dark green rind Deep salmon DM, PM, Scale, Crown Blight Excellent shipper.