Charentais ~ A true French cantaloupe that originated in the Poitou-Charentes region circa 1920. Considered by many to be the most divine and flavorful melon in the world. Smooth round melons mature to a creamy gray with faint ribs. Sweet, juicy, orange flesh with a heavenly fragrance.
Collective Farm Woman ~ This very popular treat from the Ukraine was discovered on the Island of Krim in the Black Sea. Melons ripen to a yellowish-gold and the white flesh has a very high sugar content, a favorite among heirloom gardeners and gourmets alike.
Crane ~ The famous California heirloom was introduced in 1920 by Oliver Crane . This delicious Crenshaw type melons has a pale orange flesh that is very sweet and fine flavored. Green skinned rind with orange spots when ripe.
Hales Best Jumbo ~ Talk to seasoned gardeners; they still swear by Hale’s Best. It’s exceptionally sweet, thick-walled, and the seed cavity is small, so you can enjoy more delicious, mouth-watering fruit!
Piel de Sapo ~ Also known as the Christmas melon for their ability to store until Christmas. These unusual melons, with the yellow and green mottled skin, are most commonly grown in Spain. The tend to be very sweet and aromatic.
Snow Leopard ~ Not only beautiful to look at on the outside, this melon is thin skinned, aromatic, crisp and delicious. Wrapping prociutto around bites of this summer treat will let you take a trip to Italy without leaving the veranda.