Hey, just a repeat of the thread above in the squash and melon forum.
I'm finally getting into growing some different types of melons and so forth here on our farm and am very interested in diversity and breeding of melons as well. I have plenty of seed for salmon colored types but very little diversity in the department of green fleshed melons which are the types that I personally prefer.
Would happily send an SASE or trade anything from the Hip-Gnosis seed development catalouge of seeds listed here on this site.
Thanks so much, Alan
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Jenny Lind, Green Machine definitely are winners I tried to grow the other one last year, Eden's gem (I love thegreens too) but a young puppy uprooted them all.
These 2 I know very well. You have already grown noir des carmes...so you know about these, although they are not green. In the whitish department, Aogen is marvellous. And if I succeeded where I am, so should you. BC does not carry the same that I used to grow, there is much confusion about this varietiy. Nobody spells it the same way, some sell both under the names Israel and Aogen, BC under Israel/ogen. It has green flesh at BC, mine was whitish with a thin line of orange under the rind, and the skin was more on the yellow side with small grey-green ribs. I had bought a good amount of seeds from Bountiful Garden, I think, and grew it for many years. I will try to find it this year. My local priest thought they were the best ones he had in his life and I had to grow them for him. My supply ran out the year after he was transfered to another parish. My family and a chef of my friends were partial to Jenny Lind. Me, I was a total prostitute and loved them both...LOL
And yes, in those years, I did not save seeds... apart from a couple of times in the past, I am only beginning to do it on a bigger scale. Damn me...
Post by winter unfazed on Feb 16, 2008 12:12:12 GMT -5
I've got a whole bottle of seed for Green Flesh Rocky Ford muskmelon, aka Eden's Gem.
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