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Melon, Arancino (Organic)$3.50–$37.00
Cucumis melo. 80 days.
A highly fragrant and sweet delicious Italian cantaloupe variety originally from Sicily. Fruit grow to about 6-8″ across, weighing 2-4 lbs. Beautifully netted, slightly ridged, with bright orange flesh. Relatively firm texture, ease of identifying ripeness, great color and size make this melon very well suited to market farm production. Arancino means orange in Italian. Definitely on our list of excellent melons! Try making prosciutto e melone by wrapping chunks of Arancino with thinly sliced Italian ham. Yum!
Melon, Farthest North Galia (Organic)$3.50–$37.00
Cucumis melo. 65 days.
Our selection from the Farthest North Mix that has been in the making since we crossed Galia F1 into the mix over 7 years ago. Still a genepool mix that has been selected for small, round, green-fleshed melons. Our goal is to breed a small fruited super early, super sweet galia/passport type melon sometimes referred to as tropical melons. The color and size are mostly stable so far, however the rind style and flavor profile is still variable. Some taste a lot like the galia-type and some still have a charentais-like flavor, which is also good. A modern landrace that can still be selected by all you seed savers to create many new varieties. Here’s to open source genetics!
Melon, Farthest North Mix (Organic)$3.50–$18.50
Cucumis melo. 65 days.
A diverse genepool mix of ultra early, cool weather tolerant melons. Small, single-serving baseball size melons vary in color as well as texture and flavor. The earliest short-season variety we have found. Ripens outdoors in Denmark! Developed by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Riddle, Oregon.
Melon, Kazakh (Organic)$3.50–$37.00
Cucumis melo. 70-80 days.
Small green-skinned melons ripen to vibrant gold and have rm, very pale cream flesh with an almost honeydew crunchy consistency. Up to 5 softball-sized fruit per plant. Super tasty, early variety that is good for cool, short seasons or for folks that are getting their garden in a bit late. Very sweet when picked at the peak of ripeness. Also keeps well after harvest. Originally from Kazakhstan, as the name suggests.
Melon, Oregon Delicious (Organic)$3.50–$37.00
Cucumis melo. 80-90 days.
Oregon heritage melon mentioned in the Slow Food book, Restoring Salmon Nation’s Food Traditions, compiled by Gary Paul Nabhan. Super juicy and sweet flavor that melts in your mouth. Slightly oval shaped but more round than Pike or Spear. Earlier than many heritage melons but not a short season melon. We usually harvest in mid-September from an early June sowing. Very hard to find; only available from one other seed company, Sandhill Preservation Center in Iowa. It is a pleasure to be part of bringing this variety back to Oregon.
Melon, Pike (Organic)$3.50–$37.00
Cucumis melo. 90 days.
Oblong fruit with orange flesh and lots of netting are deliciously sweet and juicy. Bred in the 1930s and 40s in Monmouth, Oregon by Aaron Pike, who selected them for production in unirrigated clay soils. In our well irrigated melon field we had mostly 5-7 lb fruit but they are reported to produce 3 lb fruit when dry-farmed, and are likely to mature a little later. When harvested at the proper ripeness these melons really hit the spot on a hot September day – the perfect snack when bringing in your early flint corn harvest. Melon ripeness can be difficult to gauge but these melons are best when harvested slightly under-ripe (barely showing orange and before stems slip), and allowed to ripen on the kitchen counter for a day or two. We received our original seedstock from Jeannie Berg of Your Hometown Harvests and Queener Farm, who was gifted the seed from Mr. Ray Lewis, who had worked for Mr. Pike.
Melon, Sweet Freckles (Organic)$3.50–$37.00
Cucumis melo. 80-90 days.
Unique and delightful, sweet aromatic flavor with a smooth, dense texture. Unusual and attractive appearance, which is pear-shaped and freckled. Vines are exceedingly vigorous and while the stem does not slip when ripe, the color changes from green to orange. Not the earliest melon but it managed to beat the cool Oregon summer of 2010. It would have performed even better with some plastic mulch and longer time under row cover. An early Crenshaw type with a more durable skin and slightly smaller size. Related to, but not the same as, Eel River or Crane melon. Bred by Tim Peters of Peters Seed and Research in Oregon, who told us that his wife only wants him to grow this melon because it tastes so much better than the rest. We nearly lost this one altogether as it was unavailable commercially for some time. But thanks to some very old seed from Tim and a few from Amy Goldman, this wonderful melon is saved!