Mountain Honey Muskmelon
OK, this is my favorite muskmelon (cantaloupe" here in the west, even though true cantaloupes are what we call tuscan melons.) I will let the growers describe it:
"Mountain Honey was the clear winner in our 2016 melon trials, outperforming 9 other varieties in every category: vigor, good health, productivity, and especially taste. Orange flesh is firm, smooth, and consistently delicious. It’s what other cantaloupes wish they tasted like! Each plant can produce a dozen melons in the 2-5/lb. range."
"Bred by Don Tipping in Williams, Oregon, for hot days and cold nights, Mountain Honey can thrive and produce in situations that are marginal for other melons. Short seasons and cooler night temperatures don't faze it. Here in Potter Valley, for instance, we consistently have a 40-50 degree drop from daytime to nighttime temperatures all summer, so even with 100-degree days, it can go down to 50 at night. Mountain Honey also did not slow down for the excessive heat of 2017, doing fine at 115 degrees."
Oh, and did they mention the smoke from the wildfires didn't stop it either? This is one fantastic melon. grown by Strong Roots Farm 25 seeds