A book I recently read mention Winter melon as a good variety for storage. An internet search leads me to believe it's also called Christmas melon or Santa Claus melon. Does anyone have experience growing this in Harvey County KS? If so, where did you purchase your seeds (it's become quite a chore to find a seed source)? Or is there another variety that does better in my part of the state? My goal is to find a melon that stores well in a root cellar, but still has good flavor. I'm really not concerned about the variety. Thanks!
I was going through the Terroir Seeds website the other day and came accross that one. Such a pretty photo and being able to store it for a while sounded interresting. I don't think I can grow it here, though. Our summers are so humid and this sounds like it need hot and dry to do well.
That is one of the many varieties. If you can grow open pollinated honey dews, there is a chance that you could grow this on. They do have a very long season. I can grow the hybrid Canari melons, but not the old OP. Even so they just do not develop much flavor here. Most of the time the reference is to the Piel de Sapo derivatives. http://www.victoryseeds.com/melon_piel-de-sapo.html. Casaba's are not as noted for flavor as others in this group
Melaro, hybrid canari with long shelf life but not as long as the Piel de Sapo derivatives