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MELON / CANTALOUPE (Cucumis melo L.)


melon-ananas-thumbA. OPEN-POLLINATED VARIETIES

B MELON / CANTALOUPE (Cucumis melo L.)

Variety Maturity   Fruits Disease-toleranceRemarks 
ShapeWeightRindFlesh
ANANAS (D'AMERIQUE) Mid early
(95-100 days)
Oval 2,2 kg Cracked fine netting, thin rind; golden orange Juicy; sweet and very aromatic; pinkish-white - Standard variety in the Middle East. Strong plants.
CHARENTAIS Early Globe 1,1 kg No netting; dark orange Thick; deep orange - Recommended for greenhouses and plastic tunnels. Also suitable for outdoor cultivation.
EINDOR mid late oval 2,4 kg Cracked fine netting, thin rind; golden orange Juicy; sweet and very aromatic; pinkish-white - Standard variety in the Middle East. Strong plants.
HALES BEST JUMBO Early Slightly oval 2,3 kg Heavy netting and ribs; yellow-green Thick and sweet; salmon-orange - Widely adapted. For plastic tunnels and outdoors.
HONEYDEW GREEN FLESH Mid late Near globe 2 kg No netting; tough and smooth rind; creamy-white Thick and very sweet; light green - Good drought tolerance. Excellent shipper and keeper.
PIEL DE SAPO Mid late Egg-shaped 2,2 kg Green with dark spots Juicy; Very sweet and aromatic; white - "Piel de Sapo" is Spanish for toad's skin.
YELLOW CANARY (JAUNE CANARIA) Mid late Egg-shaped 1,7 kg No netting; smooth rind; medium dark yellow Pale-green PM1 Amarillo type. Suitable for plastic tunnels and outdoors. Good keeper.

Variety Maturity   Fruits Disease-toleranceRemarks 
ShapeWeightRindFlesh
GALIA F1 Mid late Round 1,2 kg Medium netting; yellow-orange Very sweet and very aromatic; pale green PM 1 Suitable for greenhouse, plastic tunnel and outdoor cultivation. Excellent shipper.

 

Legend  

Key to disease

F0 : Fusarium race 0
F1 : Fusarium race 1
F2 : Fusarium race 2
PM1 : Powdery mildew race 1
PM2 : Powdery mildew race 2