Amish Melon 'Moshers Corner strain' (Cucumis melo) Sometimes a seed grower comes across something that is rogue or out of place. During the summer of 2018, while up high on the tractor saddle I noticed a few orange flowers along the west headland of our S field. It turns out they were that of a muskmelon growing in an old soil overburden/manure mound. The muskmelons that yielded were especially sweet with orange meat and a very hard grey/tan rind. Even our local porcupine eventually gave up on cutting through these! A fairly early maturing melon with sweet orange meat. Trying to identify the variety has been somewhat difficult; Although they resemble the Amish melon with the notably thick rind, and similar colour and shape, they are more analogous to the Noir des Carmes fruit in taste but certainly maturing around the same time as the Amish. We have dubbed this strain of what we believe to be Amish melon lineage as the 'Mosher Corner Strain'.
Maturity 75-80 days
25 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has passed, spacing 5-6 seed apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees Celsius. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mount.