On May 15, 2008, KSBaptisia from Beatrice, NE (Zone 5b) wrote:
When weather conditions are right, this variety produces some of the best tasting canteloupes I have ever eaten. Like a lot of the open pollinated varieties, though, it is somewhat less consistent than the newer hybrids. If you get a little too much rain a the wrong time or not hot enough weather when the fruit are ripening, the flavor really suffers.
Several years ago , we had a small garden in Lancaster, Texas. We planted some cantaloupe seeds, not really knowing anything about growing them. They grew very well, and when they became ripe, we harvested them. They were the best tasting cantaloupe we had ever eaten. We were surprised at the green flesh. We have been unable to find them in the grocery stores. We bought some Rocky Ford today, but they were orange fleshed when we cut into them. They were good ,but not like our home grown ones we had back then. Are the green flesh Rocky Ford being marketed around Dallas? Lancaster is just a few miles south of Dallas. We are not gardners now since our backyard is so shady. Thank you so much!