Has anyone heard of an Israel Melon?

Palestine, TX

I have seeds for what is called an Israel Melon. They grow well in Central Texas. The melons resemble a cantalope with a smooth hull and are very sweet. I do not know the scientific name or species.

Dublin, CA(Zone 9a)

I would try posting your question on the Beginner Gardening forum instead, more people will see it there.
http://davesgarden.com/forums/f/b_gardentalk/all/

Augusta, GA(Zone 8a)

They are called Israeli melons. Haogen is the more popular but there is also one called old Israeli

http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/60302/
http://www.seedfest.co.uk/seeds/melons/melons.html#israelioldoriginal

Eastlake, OH(Zone 6a)

I used to live in Texas (Im native) and we always called them Israilie Melons.. I was online looking for seed and ran across your message.. I found this on Wikipedia regarding them... Whatever they're called, they're wonderful..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galia_%28melon%29

Liberty Hill, TX(Zone 8a)

K, did you check the date on the last post? It will be interesting to see if anybody responds.

Augusta, GA(Zone 8a)

Galias originated in Israel, but are always marketed as Galia melons. Israeli melons are alternate name for the open pollinated Haogen and Old Israeli varieties. All Galia's are F1 hybrids beginning with the original "Galia". Almost all of them are netted. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/adv_search.php?searcher%5Bcommon%5D=Cantaloupe%2C+Galia&searcher%5Bfamily%5D=&searcher%5Bgenus%5D=&searcher%5Bspecies%5D=&searcher%5Bcultivar%5D=&searcher%5Bhybridizer%5D=&searcher%5Bgrex%5D=&search_prefs%5Bblank_cultivar%5D=&search_prefs%5Bsort_by%5D=rating&images_prefs=both&Search=Search

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