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.
Has anyone heard of an Israel Melon?
They are called Israeli melons. Haogen is the more popular but there is also one called old Israeli
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..
K, did you check the date on the last post? It will be interesting to see if anybody responds.
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
I know this is late.. but DON'T HESITATE!! This is the best melon you will ever eat. In my opinion, a really ripe one smells like super ripe cantaloupe, mixed with mango and really sweet peach. Then when you eat it.. oh my gosh. Unparalleled, you will never want to eat another melon again. It's the sweetest melon you can grow in Texas. It taste like overly ripe cantaloupe that's had sugar injected into it, jackfruit-like flavor (what Juicy Fruit gum is based off of), with hints of peach, and very small hints of citrus almost. You won't be able to stop eating it until someone stops you or you get distracted. When it comes to growing it, it does fine in the Texas heat. It likes well drained soil, I find soil high in iron helps too, needs Sun. The only thing is, the rind is so soft that you have to handle them with care. They bruise and everything just like a peach would. Handle them like so. But after your labors, SAVOR the flavor.. because you won't be able to stop.