On Mar 21, 2005, Breezymeadow from Culpeper, VA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I first grew these in 1995, but believe it or not, still have viable seed left.
The seedpacket calls it a "Honey Dew-type Cantaloupe", but yet listing under "Cantaloupe" seems misleading because even though the melons have Cantaloupe-like netting, the interior flesh is bright green & is decidedly "Honey Dew" in taste. In addition, the "height" category above pertains to the LENGTH of the vines, not the height of them as they sprawl on the ground.
I start my seeds for these indoors in peat pots (germination within 7 days) & set them out after they're just a few inches tall. I find that this helps to avoid seed predation by crows. My garden is wall-to-wall well-composted horse manure, & this variety took off like it was radioactive. With just a few plants set out, at the end of the season I have had DOZENS of gorgeous melons - so many that I was freezing the flesh in cubes & as purees for winter use. Depending on the weather, I had ripe melons in about 80 days.
Taste is that of a super-sweet very juicy Honey Dew. Since I've been using the same seed packet for a number of seasons, I can't say if this particular variety is still available, but if it is, I can highly recommend it. It was the first melon I ever tried in my home garden, & it outperformed my expectations.