The earliest muskmelon we know is Boughem. It is a week to ten days earlier than Farnorth. It has large oval fruits, which are mild-flavoured, soft, and unfortunately very non-uniform. The seed apparently came from Russia and has been in our family since the 1930’s.Vine Crops / Melons
Altai is a heavy yielding melon from the former Soviet Union, about as early as Boughem. The large, almost round fruits are mild-flavoured.Vine Crops / Melons
Our family used to grow Farnorth, back in the 1950’s, but it seemed to fall out of favour with the seed companies. The round fruits are small, about baseball size, but the orange flesh is good and they are fairly early.Vine Crops / Melons
Delicious is a bit later here but it is a commercial quality melon with thick flavourful orange flesh.
OUT OF STOCK FOR 2018Vine Crops / Melons
Early Black Rock (Noir des Carmes) is a French heirloom melon (from before 1880) with slightly flattened, ribbed smooth fruits. The very dark green, almost black, skin starts turning orange at maturity. The 2-3 pound fruits have quality dark orange flesh.Vine Crops / Melons
Petit Gris de Rennes is a round, ribbed melon, weighing up to about 2lbs, with thick wonderfully flavoured orange flesh.Vine Crops / Melons
Kazakh Honeydew has smooth green skin and produces softball sized fruits that keep well. In 2015 we had an amazing bumper crop on the farm, hundreds of fruits! We started some as bedding plants and direct seeded some as well, both methods in two different gardens produced amazingly and in the end we could not tell the difference between the bedding plants and the direct seeded plants.Vine Crops / Melons