Organic Jenny Lind Melon, 1850s Heirlooms $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This melon is named for Jenny Lind, who was known as "The Swedish Nightingale." She was a coloratura soprano promoted to stardom in the United States during the early 1850s. The variety is also known as 'Shipper's Delight' and 'Jersey Button' melon. There is a distinct "button" that forms on the blossom end of the fruit as it matures. Melons were developed and domesticated in Africa and Asia. Europeans settling in the Americas are recorded growing honeydew and casaba melons in the 17th century. Characteristics: Organic Fruits grow to 2 pounds Mild flavor, juicy flesh Good market variety 25 Seeds per packet  This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States. Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Early Silver Line Melon, pre 1900 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This is an older melon, classified as an heirloom from Koera but there is not much history on it.  It has seeds in the middle like a cantaloupe and its flavors range from pear in the middle to cucumber on its edges. It is very productive and fruit weigh 1-2 lbs.  Melons were developed and domesticated in Africa and Asia. Europeans settling in the Americas are recorded growing honeydew and casaba melons in the 17th century.  Characteristics: Organic Fruits grow to 1-2 pounds Crisp, refreshing flesh Lightly sweet flavor 25 Seeds per packet  This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States. Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Amish Melon, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Amish melon was first offered in the SSE Yearbook in 1983. Oval fruits are 9" long and weigh 4-7 pounds. The sweet orange flesh is very juicy with full muskmelon flavor and a rather thick rind. Produces good crops under almost any conditions at Heritage Farm headquarters in northeast Iowa. 80-90 days. ±1,100 seeds/oz.  Characteristics:  Best Seller Organic Fruits grow to 9 inches and 4-7 pounds Juicy, orange flesh Good muskmelon flavor 80-90 days 25 Seeds per packet   Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Germinate 7-14 days Thin: To 3-4 Plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Ha'Ogen Melon, pre-1950 variety $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Although this variety is most likely of Hungarian descent, this melon is generally identified with Kibbutz Ha'Ogen in Israel. Ha'Ogen is Hebrew for "the anchor." Melons were developed and domesticated in Africa and Asia. Europeans settling in the Americas are recorded growing honeydew and casaba melons in the 17th century. Characteristics: Organic Fruits grow to 3-4 pounds Sweet, spicy green flesh Yellow-orange rind with green sutures 25 Seeds per packet  This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States. Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Mother Mary's Pie Melon, 1914 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Donated to SSE in 1997 by a Minnesota family who grew it for at least three generations since circa 1914. Named after the donor’s mother who used equal amounts of melons and apples in the pie. Highly productive, early maturing fruit is small, yellow, and round with white flesh. Fruit can be peeled like an apple. Harvest while still firm for best cooking qualities.  Characteristics:  Organic Highly productive Round, uniform, small yellow melons 75-85 days 25 Seeds per packet    Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Germinate 7-14 days Thin 3-4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Emerald Gem Melon, 1886 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1886 from seed sent by William Voorhees of Benzie County, Michigan. The most popular melon of that period, hailed as “altogether unapproached in delicious flavor and luscious beyond description.”  Characteristics:  Organic Fruits grow to 2-3 pounds Pale orange, juicy flesh Sweet and somewhat spicy flavor 70-90 days 25 Seeds per packet    Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Germinate 7-14 days Thin 3-4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Delice de la Table Melon $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - A true French cantaloupe whose name translates as “Delight of the Table.” Ribbed dessert melons have sweet orange flesh and weigh about 1-2 pounds. Very hard to find, but alive and well in France. 85-90 days. ±900 seeds/oz. Characteristics: Fruits grow to 1-2 pounds Ribbed rinds Sweet orange flesh 85-90 days ±900 seeds/oz 25 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Minnesota Midget Melon, 1948 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Extra-early variety bred by the University of Minnesota at St. Paul in 1948; introduced by Farmer Seed and Nursery Company. Capable of producing two crops—an excellent choice for northern gardeners. Vines seldom over 3' long; suitable for growing in containers. Round 4" fruits have thick golden-yellow flesh that is edible to the rind and deliciously sweet.  Characteristics:  Organic Short Season Superstar Vines rarely grow over 3 feet and fruits grow to 9 inches Juicy, super-sweet orange flesh Resistant to fusarium wilt 60-75 days 25 Seeds per packet    Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Germinate 7-14 days Thin 3-4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Pride of Wisconsin Melon, 1937 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - A fabulous Midwest historic variety introduced in 1937 by the Robert Buist Company. Heavy yields of football-shaped 4-8 pound muskmelons. Hard-shelled with firm sweet flesh. Great old-fashioned flavor associated with roadside stand melons. If you can only grow one melon and do not want to be disappointed, this is the variety to grow.  Characteristics:  Football shaped fruits grow to 4-8 pounds Firm, orange flesh Heavy producer Old-fashioned muskmelon flavor 90-100 days 25 Seeds per packet    Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Germinate 7-14 days Thin 3-4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Oka Melon $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Father Athanase of the Trappist Monastery at Oka, Montréal Quebec bred this melon variety in 1912. It is a cross between the Banana melon ad the green-fleshed Montreal Market melon. The melon was rediscovered on Ile-Blizard, an island in the St. Lawrence River, and is now available to gardeners once again. Melons were developed and domesticated in Africa and Asia. Europeans settling in the Americas are recorded growing honeydew and casaba melons in the 17th century. Characteristics: Yellow, ribbed fruits Juicy, orange flesh Moderately sweet 25 Seeds per packet  This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States. Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Prescott Fond Blanc Melon, 1883 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Documented by Vilmorin in Les Plantes Potageres (1883). This cantaloupe was once a favorite of French market gardeners. Fruits weigh 4-9 pounds and have beautifully warted skin and dense sweet flesh. Almost too pretty to eat! The fragrance when fully ripe is incredible. Like all rockmelons, Prescott will not slip from the vine. Good drought tolerance. 85-95 days.  Characteristics: Fruits grow to 4-9 pounds Dense orange flesh and strong, sweet fragrance Good drought tolerance 85-95 days 25 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Sakata's Sweet Melon, Ancient Asian Heirloom Origins $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This type of Asian melon, or conomon, has been grown in China and Japan for thousands of years but has only recently appeared in American markets. Golden-yellow softball-sized fruits. The flesh is fun to eat, very sweet and crisp. Can be trellised. 85-95 days. ±2,900 seeds/oz.  Characteristics: Fruits grow to the size of a softball Juicy, pale green flesh Can be grown on a trellis easily 85-95 days ±2,900 seeds/oz 25 Seeds per packet  Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Collective Farm Woman Melon, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Marina Danilenko of Moscow, Russia helped Seed Savers Exchange obtain the seed of this Ukrainian heirloom melon. The original source of the seed was a woman from a collective farm. It was introduced to American gardeners in 1993. Melons were developed and domesticated in Africa and Asia. Europeans settling in the Americas are recorded growing honeydew and casaba melons in the 17th century. Characteristics:  Fruits have green skin that ripens to gold The crunchy, sweet flesh Winter melon, stores well 25 Seeds per packet  This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Early Hanover Melon, 1895 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This variety is also known as 'Extra Early Hanover' melon. It was first introduced in 1895 by T.W. Woods & Sons of Richmond, Virginia. Some say that it has attained immense popularity in that region. Melons were developed and domesticated in Africa and Asia. Europeans settling in the Americas are recorded growing honeydew and casaba melons in the 17th century. Characteristics: Fruits grow to 6 inches and 2-3 pounds Soft, green flesh Muskmelon flavor 25 Seeds per packet  This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States. Instructions - Melons love the heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Eden's Gem Melon, 1905 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - aka Eden Gem, Rocky Ford Eden Gem, Early maturing variety developed in 1905 at Rocky Ford, Colorado as a “crate melon.” Amy Goldman, author of Melons for the Passionate Grower, claims this is one of her all-time favorites and “may cause drooling.” Softball-sized netted fruits weigh in at about 1 pound. Complex spicy flavor. 65-80 days. ±1,100 seeds/oz. Characteristics:  Organic Fruits grow to softball size Flesh is green and skin is netted Complex, spicy flavor 65-80 days 25 Seeds per packet    Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. Plant 1" deep Plant hills, 6-8 seed Germinate 7-14 days Thin 3-4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
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