Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Short but Sweet. 8-23-11

Here are a few more Melons picked this week ... Ali Baba and Ledmon Watermelons, along with the ever so delicious Wisconsin Pride muskmelon. The melons have been very successful and a real joy and in the Grateful Garden this year.

Ali Baba & Ledmon watermelons, and Wisconsin Pride muskmelon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Melons. 8-17-11

We finally had some rain last weekend (8-13) for the first time in many many weeks. My son-in-law Chad Pettit has been in town for a couple days and leaving back to Colorado this evening, so I took the opportunity to pick some melons and let him do the taste test. He was just in time for my first picking of the long anticipated "Wisconsin Pride" muskmelon. It is the best one we ever tasted ... and it has now won it's place in my Family Seed Bank. The pictures are of  melons just picked today (8-17). The two types of watermelons, Ledmon (small round), and Ali Baba (big oblong). The Ledmon that Chad is holding and is cut open is a very small one but we ate that one and another twice the size and they were excellent. I am so happy with the Wisconsin Pride muskmelon. They are very productive, large, and of EXCELLENT eating quality.

The first muskmelon picked, 'Wisconsin Pride', as displayed by my Son-in Law Chad Pettit.

Wisconsin Pride muskmelon, yep it's a dandy and tastes wonderful.

Here are 2 Ali Baba watermelons, 11-lb & 13-lb.

Here Chad is showing one of two Ledmon watermelons we ate, i did take half of that one into G-ma Iris and handed her a spoon, it was a perfect single serve size, it was gone in minuets... LOL. The rind to the bigger one is on the table for comparison of size.

MELON MEDLEY. .......Ledmon & Ali Baba watermelon and Wisconsin Pride muskmelon

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Good Juice Yeild. August 3, 2011

I made juice today form the box of tomatoes pictured in yesterdays post. The ratio of finished juice to the quantity of tomatoes was really quite good. The yield was exactly 9 quarts. The lighting in the picture below is poor but you get the idea. I am also including a picture featured two days ago, of the Irish heirloom tomato, now sliced to show how meaty and the sparse amount of seeds this variety has. it's a wonderful JUICY tomato considering the density of the flesh.

Here is 9 quarts of the wonderful tomato nectar. This is a batch mix from 5 of the 6 varieties.

The Irish Heirloom sliced to show density of flesh and sparseness of seed.
A few minuets later as the juice began to ooze. OK it's just a picture, quit licking the screen.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quick Post... tomatoes 8-2-11

It is time to start making juice ... the tomatoes are on strong..... we are still in Very Hot Drought weather. Tomatoes go bad quick in these conditions .... NEED RAIN....
OK here is a Picture of the tomatoes I am starting with in the morning. A good mix  for the juice.

Bring on the Juice!!!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

First Watermelons and more. July 31, 2011

Well, I am so happy with my first harvest of watermelon, there are still some on the vines ripening.  These are the Heirloom from Iraq, "Ali Baba". I cut one of the smaller ones and it was delicious ... and g-ma Iris really loved em, saying, "I just can't believe you grew these out there, .... wonderful!".
Here is a picture:

Ali Baba - an heirloom from Iraq. The one I am holding is 14.8 pounds and the longer one is 12.2. I just love the look CoCo has in this picture.

Also here is a picture of the first Irish Heirloom tomato also picked today  ... Dandy!

Irish Heirloom. A huge "block of a tomato". This is just the average size.

My daughter Grace (on right) and her friend Harley, not really sure what is on display here, the Irish tomato, or the lasses, which ever,..... they're all DANDIES!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A Quicky Follow-up To Yesterdays Post

Hi again... finally some rain and a cloudy day that followed... really brought the vigor back to the Patch. Here are some pictures of this mornings harvest. Gita Beans, Italian Heirloom Tomatoes, Large Red Cherry Tomatoes and some Mexican Sour Gherkin cucumbers. The little Mexican Gherkins are a favorite with Grace and the kids. Now don't forget to check out yesterdays Post too if you haven't already.

Gita Beans an exceptionally sweet Asian green bean.

Gita beans, I picked a large tomato shipping box full this morning. HEY.. keep your eyes on the BEANS and not that handsome guy..... oh ...

This is what the hard work is all about.

Large Red Cherry Tomatoes & Mexican Sour Gherkins.

A perspective of the size of the tiny gherkins.

Italian Heirloom tomatoes, True Lemon cucumbers and common Basil.
G-ma Iris with a colander of Italian Heirloom tomatoes, True Lemon cucumbers, and Basil.

My Mom, Iris.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

FINALLY an UPDATE - July 24, 2011

Well, SO much has changed since my last post that I hardly know where to start. I will begin with the last post May 18, 2011. The pictures form that date show 2 mounds, which has been expanded to 3 on the far end of the picture and to 4 at the near end. Smaller beds have been added in 5 locations and the old original garden on the north side of the walk (for those who know the property) has been expanded to 3 mounds. 
Wow, I'm sweating just thinking of what it took to do all that.


White Lima Bean (Butter beans)

The month of May was a terrible overall, for planting, with too much rain and unseasonable low temperatures.
We had nearly a 2 week span of low mid 30 degree temps with too much moisture. Consequently, it caused an entire planting of White Lima beans to totally fail, and really hurt the 'early' cucumbers, with many failing during the critical  germination period. As the White Lima beans began germinating, the long COLD and wet weather hit, and they were attacked by  seed maggots and ALL rotted in the ground. 
I would like to note, that of the seed companies I deal with, Johnny Select Seeds (http://www.johnnyseeds.com) is SUPERIOR in their Costumer Service. They replaced the entire order of White Lima beans at NO COST or Shipping. I can't say enough about this wonderful company, who have helped me get it right concerning ANY issue I might have with an order. I re-planted  the Lima beans on June10th with a 100% germination / survival rate, and July 20th Success!

June 17th

July 20th


This years harvest is the best ever with three (3) varieties Music, Bavarian, and my own cultivar Wild-River,   preforming very well. The Wild-River exceeded my expectations. I have finally reach the goal of commercial production with the Wild-River and Music, but the Bavarian will take 2 more seasons before it will be available commercially. 
The four (4) pictures below show the harvest. The first 3 pictures are of my Wild-River cultivar. The picture with 3 large bulbs and 1 tiny bulb demonstrates what I started with (the small one), and what I have developed them into through selective cultivation. It was a 10 year process to achieve a stable uniform, large size. This is a wonderful garlic that has brought me many years of JOY in conversation and eating with friends, family. And the hundreds of hours of in-depth Process Analysis, while enjoying a Cold Beer or Bottle of Wine, with my true friend and colleague Lance Saunders Sr.. Wild-River Garlic is The Best!!!
Not shown, Bavarian garlic.

Wild-River harvest 2011

Some colossal Wild-River bulbs 2011

Wild-River Garlic. The small one is the size I started with over 10yrs ago as compared to the cultivar they are now 2011.
The harvest of Music 2011. Music is a wonderful garlic.


Well now, I have 6 varieties, four (4) in the 1+ pound class, Italian Heirloom, Delicious, Irish Heirloom and Depps Firefly. The Depps Firefly is one that my grandma use to grow, a great pink tomato.

Of the four large varieties, only the Italian Heirloom is ripe and has been taste tested..... wonderful, very meaty and mild, yet full flavored. can't wait to try the others three. Although I have eaten the Irish heirloom last year, it is a fantastic tomato with very few seeds and full flavor. The seed stock was obtained from a tomato my friend Lance S. gave me from his ending crop late last year. This years Irish plants are are hanging FULL of very large green tomatoes ...  

The other 2 varieties are Wisconsin 55, and Large Red Cherry.
 The Wisconsin 55 is not ripe yet and as a plant is not as vigorous, however it is producing a good number of fruit. The Large Red Cherry on the other hand is perhaps the most vigorous plant I have ever grown, with several reaching 10ft and LOADED with 11/2 -2 inch tomatoes. These are truly one of the best tasting tomatoes so far .. tart, juicy and sweet all at the same time .. classic. This tomato has already won it's permanent place in my  Family Seed Bank. 
No pictures yet for the Irish heirloom, Wisconsin 55, and Depps Firefly.

Italian Heirloom


Large Red Cherry  (1.5" - 2" Tomatoes) Much Larger then the common cherry


This year I only have 2 types of peppers Thai and the recently famous Bhut Jolokia (Ghost pepper). My original Thai peppers are in very limited quantities due to a mishap back in early March when an entire Flat of plants were knocked off the table and destroyed ... hence a far fewer number of plants then expected this year they are however doing well. 

The Jolakia are doing great despite a slow start due to the cold temps in May. They are now quite vigorous and blooming well ... can't wait for these "Knock Ya Dead" jewels to produce ... so far so good.

Bhut Jolokia (Ghost Pepper) Red


Cabbage, Kohlrabi, Turnip, Rutabaga, Mustard, and Pac-Choi  are all doing great. The cabbage however is always a battle with cabbage worms... I REFUSE TO USE 'SEVEN-DUST'.... and I cant afford BT which is the safe alternative. So I hand pick the worms when I can. 

The Mustard green variety is one of the best I've had, an oriental variety called  Ho Mi Z, a smaller, fast growing type with purple veined leaves that are 12 to 14 inches and have a deep dense flavor that is pungent but not overbearing. I am letting some of this Bolt and go to seed, for it too will be added to my Family Seed Bank.

Turnips & Rutabaga

Cabbage & Kohlrabi


My Watermelons are doing fantastic, the two types are Ali Baba and Ledmons, both are heirlooms. The Ali Baba is from Iraq, and is performing extremely well with a good number of melons on now and several quite large already for as early in the overall season it is. Likewise with the Ledmons, an heirloom originating in Wisconsin which is a round type with dark blue-green skin.

The Two types of  muskmelons are Wisconsin Pride and a French melon, Charenties. the Wisconsin Pride is humpin & pumpin .. with a very good number of fruit on and still FULL of blooms. Contrasting though the French melon was hit with a rust like disease and has had a hard time surviving. It has however held on and has a couple small fruit on now, I hope it makes it.

Ali Baba, an heirloom watermelon from Iraq. ( it's almost Erotic,.. LOL.)

Ledmon, an Heirloom developed by  Dr. Ledmon in the 1940s. This melon is considered by many to be the single best tasting watermelon available anywhere. However, it has thin rind which makes it unsuitable for mass shipping. This may be the home gardeners treasure melon.


My Japanese White Hull-Less pop corn is another wonder, it is bigger then I thought it would get and is in tassel and silk now. We are in an EXTREME HEAT and DRY weather cycle right now with no relief in site, which is dangerous for any type of corn in that if the silks dry out prematurely, then it will fail to produce full kerneled ears. I have watered them but only enough to keep it going. We will see. 

Japanese White Hull-less Pop Corn. This has exceeded

Japanese White Hull-less.


OK now this is real exciting. I have four type of squash, three winter and one summer. The three winter squash are Walthum Butternut, Sweet Dumpling, and Giant Pink Banana. The Butternut squash is laying Full of fruit but the hot dry weather is hard on it. The Sweet Dumplings are doing Great and don't seem to be affected as much by the weather. The Giant Pink Banana squash was doing really good but is, however having a real hard time with this extreme heat and drought, but surviving none the less and has several fruit on though greatly reduced in number.

The one summer squash is a VERY SPECIAL type of zucchini, an heirloom called Castata Romanesco. Its speckled and ribbed and VERY SWEET. This is the BEST zucchini I have ever had and is now included in my Family Seed Bank.
Not shown butternut and giant pink banana squash.

Sweet Dumpling winter squash. these are small single serve squash.

Sweet Dumpling.
Castata Romanesco & Red Wine on Ice. ... The best zucchini I have ever eaten.

Well that's it for now.. there are a few things like green onions  and radishes etc.etc. that I didn't talk about but they are common and if anyone wants to know something about them let me know. Also I encourage anyone to make comments in the comments box and help build the content .....  Thank you All for being patient with my long pause in Posting Updates. I will try to do better from now on... LOL, and remember Go Play In The Dirt.... It's Fun!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Post Soon

since these pics below were taken there has been much more expansion and many things planted I will post new stuff this weekend ... sorry for the delay in posting ......

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mound Row Gardening

Here are some pictures of how I am converting ALL of my existing and new gardening area to Mounded Rows. This method, once built, eliminates the need to till the garden virtually forever! It maximizes root formation, increases nutrient fertility of the soil, retains moisture and is weed retardant. Planting is easy by pulling back the straw only at the spot your placing a plant, like wise if your direct planting seeds expose only the soil that is to be planted and when your seeds sprout pull the straw back in place. At the end of the season, place all your cut plant matter etc., and a if you want a layer of compost and a new layer of straw. Cover the row for the winter with a synthetic (plastic film) mulch or old carpet. the microcosm that is created with  the covering through the winter will swiftly break down the lower older layers making a rich self composting action. This is a wonder method to create a low maintenance, very fertile, no till solution to gardening. and remember the introduction of Red Worms is a super way to get that composting action going and sustained. The red worms will live in the bottom of the top layering and will continually be converting old plant matter into fertilizer. Also, if you grow Comfery, your end of the year cutting should be spread over the row with the other plant matter before covering ......

Oh... the Mound Rows are 3 feet wide and about 18 inches high.

Well enough for now .... "Go play in the dirt, it's fun".......

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Quick Update

Well it has been raining for a couple weeks now so very little has been accomplished ... my tomatoes, hot peppers, and Cuc's need to be put in the ground. I only have a few pictures to share because there has not been a fit time to cultivate .... My garlics are doing GREAT ... and I did get time to dig, divide and replant my Comfery plants. Just for the info...  Comfery is the single best organic fertalizer plant available. It is a perennial that thrives on being cut. The leafs are then used in various ways; ... as a compost enhancer and vitalizer, as an organic mulch directly under plants ... or as a compost Tea to be used as a liquid fertalizer on your plants.  >CATION< :  as a liquid, the pure Tea is VERY POTENT and a diluted mixture should be prepared using 12 -15 parts Water to 1 part Tea. To make the pure Tea, just cut all the leafs at ground level and pile in a bucket, place a piece of wood and a brick on top to keep it weighted down.In several days the leafs will decompose to a thick black Tea. Dilute as discribed and use immediatly. You will be pleasently surprized with it's affect on the health and vigor of your plants.

Don't worry about cutting all the leafs off at ground level ... they will swiftly grow back thicker and more robust each time, this stimulates the comfery plant to bulk its' root system and start new shoots. This is what you want so you can dig the whole plant, break and seperate the shoots and roots to propagte more plants. In one of the pictures below I show a bunch of newly seperated plant starts that were just replanted.

Ok now the few pic that I have.

Comfery starts (dug seperated and replanted)



Garlic (look at the size of those stalks and it's early)

Garlic (just another pic of the same patch)

Radish (German Giant)
 Ok ... Allot more when the RAIN quits so I can get in there and GET BUSY.
Till then...... Go Play in the dirt (mud) it's fun...........

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

short update

well.. I have been too busy with the garden to post anything new ... I have many tomato plants and hot peppers (2 types) in various stages of growth .. my Strawberry bed is complete and planted ... Basil is started ... etc... etc.. I will post pics soon (sorry just too busy right now) ... there has been some changes to the Master Seed List .... Baker Creek Seeds were out of stock on several melons I listed and thus were eliminated from the list... I instead, picked up an additional Watermelon and some Brussel Sprouts and a wonderful large Late Cabbage of the dutch variety ..... I will list the correct names of it all soon ....  I have been cutting trees, cleaning ... and breaking ground ... not enough time to keep up here on the blog ... so please be patient.

In the mean time .... "Go Play in the Dirt it's Fun".

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gurney's Shipment.

The Honeoye Strawberries are on the way ... This variety is one of the best for freezing... they retain their flavor and hold up well to processing and freezing. I have 75 plant coming so that might not seem like allot but they do spread .... Can't wait!!!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Speed of Vendors Shipments (cont.)

Well I finally received my Seeds from Seed Saver Exchange 3/25 and Gurney's 3/26. I guess 10 days is normal but I am just amazed with Territorial Seed Co. and their 2 day turn-around.

I have 3 more Companies to order from but am building the funds to do so.... until then I have lots of work to do getting what I have started ..... OK I will post more as soon as I can, till then..... go play in the dirt, it's fun!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Speed of Vendors Shipments.

Well so far I have ordered from Territorial Seed Co., Seed Savers Exchange, and Gurney's. My orders were placed on 3/16/11. The Territorial Seed Co. is by far the Fastest turn-around from "order to shipping" of the three, they shipped my order (3/18/11) within two days  of ordering ... Seed Savers Exchange and Gurney's shipped today 03/22/11 nearly a full week after ordering. I must consider though this is a very busy time of year for all seed companies... however it is worth noting the speed of shipment by the Territorial Seed Co., they also had my order sealed in a quality water proof package like I would expect.

I still have to order from Johnny's Selected Seeds, BakerCreek Heirloom Seeds, and Pinetree Gardens. Just waiting for the funds to roll in to do so.....

Something that is not on the Master List that I added to my Gurney's order was, the Honeoye Strawberrry plants. I got a great deal on a catalog wide sale they were having in which they usually run 25 plants for $10, and on sale for $3, so I ordered $9 (75 plants) worth... that should be at least a start.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Complete Seed List 2011

Well here it is, finally the Complete Seed list! There will be some small additions over the next couple weeks, but here it is. Here again, is the Key to the Vendor abbreviations. The Links are in the 'Links & Resorces' on the right of the page. Also a couple items have been removed or not ordered.

BCHS = BakerCreek Heirloom Seeds
GRN = Gurney's Seed company
JSS = Johnny's Selected Seeds
PGS = Pinetree Garden Seeds
SSE = Seed Savers Exchange
TSC = Territorial Seed Co.


Cold Set
not available
Dtrm. 65 day. Frost resistant.
Earliest to sow direct.
3”-4” fruit.
GRN #15125
Pkt 30sd

Indt. 77 days. Very large juicy
Full flavor.1 lb. plus fruit. Set
 world record with a 7lb.+  fruit.
GRN #15054
Pkt 75sd

Indt. 70-80 day. Most productive of
large 1lb.+ tomatoes. Full flavor.
SSE  #826
Pkt 50sd

Wisconsin 55
Indt. 80 day. Univ. of Wisc. 1940.
Great for canning. Remembered as
one of the best home and market
All purpose.
SSE #1059
Pkt 25sd

Large Red
Indt. 75-80 day. Very old strain.
Extremely productive. 1.5”-2” fruit.
Preferred for whole canning.
SSE #828
Pkt 50sd

removed frm list
70 day. Collected from the Ukraine 1993.
Fruits are 9” long by 3” diam., and  set in
clusters of 4-6 on 2ft. plants. Excellent
Flavor, rarely bitter.
SSE #34
Pkt 50sd
(late variety)
Kroutman (F1)
73 day. White, hard dense cabbage
resistant to splitting. Specifically
grown for making sauerkraut. Great
for slaw and other uses too.
PGS #64
Pkt 30sd

Red Rock
98 day. Heirloom 1906. Solid uniform,
 8” diameter, 7lb.Very dependable.
Red throughout. Small to medium core.
 Fine Flavor. Largest of the red cabbage.
PGS #5801
Pkt 100sd

Long Island
85 day. Semi-dwarf no more then 2ft.
good yields of 1-2 inch  sprouts. Can set
50-100 sprouts per plant. Heirloom 1890.
PGS #52
Pkt 100sd

95 day. Open pollinated 2ft. plant with
unique purple-red sprouts. Milder then
green sprouts. Color intensifies with frost
PGS #53
Pkt 30sd
75-80 day. Large unique head.
The florets form pointed fractal patterns.
Amazing fresh taste. Almost nutty.
PGS #W252
Pkt 30sd
60 day. Giant 8-10”  diam. The only
Giant variety that is uniformly Large, yet
Remains Sweet & tender. Summer sow
For fall harvest.
TSC #KH348/S
½ gm
Pac Choi
Pac Choi
40 day. Heavy & vigorous. Dwarf Choi
14 inch tall. Mild and tender, few strings.
TSC #OV578/S
1 gm
Green Wave
50 day. Verdant dark green 2ft. plant.
Improves in flavor after light frost.
PGS #192
Pkt 100sd
2 pkt
Dwarf Blue
Curled Scotch
55 day. Heirloom 1863. So attractive can
be grown for appearance alone. Great
flavor. Compact 1ft plant. Sow 4 to1sq ft.
PGS #191
Pkt 100sd
2 Pkt

Purple Top-
White Globe
55 day. Fine grained and large.
Light frost enhances flavor. Good fall
GRN #14722
Pkt 600sd
100 day. 4-6 inch roots are mild, sweet
and firm. Excellent keeper.
GRN #66305
Pkt 600sd
Merlin (F1)
55 day. 3-4 inch diam. High sugar
JSS  #2758
Pkt 385sd

5 day. 5 inch long. 2 inch diam.
Great for pickling or slicing fresh.
Sweeter then other Cylindrical Beets
JSS #2044
Pkt 385sd
3 Pkt
120 day. 8 inch. Exceptionally high in
Sugars, Wonderful flavor. Vigorous
Pkt 2gm
Yellow Eye
90 day. Bush. Excellent for baked
 bean suppers and hearty winter
 soups,  the beans cook down
 into a rich, creamy broth.
JSS #2427
1 Lb.

not ordered
75-100 day. First Cultivated in U.S. 1840
Beautiful quarter sized white seeds with
Maroon spots and swirls. Rich flavor.
Heavy yields even during extreme heat.
SSE #607
1 Lb.

Fordhook 242
85 day. Early bearing best large-seeded
variety. White seeds.
JSS #49
1 Lb.
Crystal Apple
65 day. Prolific, sweet, shaped like an
apple when mature. Once very popular in
Australia, and New Zealand.
SSE #1443
Pkt 25sd
½ Oz

Mexican Sour
60-70 day. Abundant  crops of 1-2 inch
fruits that look like tiny watermelons.
Sweet flavor contrasted by a citrus like
Sourness. Fruit falls from vine when ripe.
SSE #1192
Pkt 25sd
½ Oz

48 day. Prolific bearer of small white
Fruits. Thin skinned, tender, mild, sweet
flavor, absolutely NO bitterness.
JSS #2940
on sale
½ Oz
1 Oz

Poona Kheera
removed frm list
55 day. Originally from Poona, India.
VERY unusual, matures into what looks
like a russet potato. Smooth skinned,
turns from white to golden-yellow to
russet brown AND may be eaten at any
stage, skin and all. Tender, crisp
SSE #1475
Pkt 25

True Lemon
58-70 day. Heirloom 1894. Once popular in
Australia. Short plump, resembles a
lemon in size, shape, color. Mature fruit
have a faint lemony flavor. Very easy to
SSE #213
Pkt 50sd
Sweet Dumpling
90 day. One of the sweetest 1lb. single
 serving squash. Great for and baking.
High yield.

83-100 day. AAS winner in 1970. Prized for
its 3-6lb fruit with  straight necks, rich dry
 yellow-orange flesh, nutty flavor, and high
 yielding vines. One of the most popular for
Smplr 3grm
Pkt 7grm
*per grm

Pink Jumbo
100 day. One of the best all around kitchen
use. Great in pies ,baking, canning  and 
*homemade baby food!* Yellow-Orange
Flesh is thick, firm, dry, sweet and not
stringy. The nearly Cylindrical fruit
can weigh over 50lb., but best when picked
under 30 inches. Ripe when the thin brittle,
 smooth skin turns Pink-Orange.
Pkt 7grm

Per grm

52 day. Famous Italian/Roman ribbed
Zucchini. Distinctive long fruit are fluted
and ribbed. Very rich nutty  flavor. 
Pkt 20sd
Ali Baba
?? day. This watermelon is originally from
Iraq. 12-30lb., melons with hard light green
rind that make it resistant to sun burning.
Flavor is superb!!! Very sweet, luscious,
and texture is very crisp.

Royal Golden
?? day. This beautiful 8-25lb., watermelon
has brilliant golden skin when ripe. Flesh
is pinkish-red, sweet and crisp. This melon
almost became extinct.
Pkt 10sd
2 Pkt
America Melons
Pride of Wisc.
90-100 day. Heavy yields of football shaped
4-8lb. muskmelons. Hard-shelled, firm sweet
flesh, great old fashioned flavor.
SSE #1209
Pkt 25sd

Gingers Pride
95 day. Huge oblong fruit 14-22lb., skin
green turning yellowish when ripe. Flesh
is very sweet and melting, and of excellent
quality. Originally from Kentucky, obtained
by BCHS from a retired minister in Indiana.
Euro melons
85 day. Famous superb French melon. Super
Sweet and very fragrant. 2-3lb., fruits with
bright orange firm flesh. Top seller at
high-dollar markets.  
Pkt 25-50sd
Sweetness 132
?? day. Little ¼ lb., melon from the former
Soviet Union. Skin is red with golden  yellow
stripes. Flesh is pure white and quite sweet,
with a refreshing taste and very fragrant.
very productive, all season long.
Pkt 20sd

Sakata’s Sweet
85 day. Rare, small 3-4 inch round Japanese
melons. Very sweet with high sugar content.
Crisp and crunchy, with edible skins.
Brilliant golden rind. A must for marketing,
high demand by melon lovers and command
top price.
Pkt 25-50sd