Melon Varieties (Cucumis melo) Comparison Chart

Name Part # Type Weight (lb.) Flesh Color Rind Color Netting Rib/Suture Characteristics Shape Avg. Relative Shelf Life Harvest Technique Disease Resistance
Brilliant 53 Canary 4 lb. White Bright yellow Smooth None Oval Good Forced-Slip OR Cut
Lilly 2481 Crenshaw 6 - 8 lb. Light salmon orange Pale yellow Smooth Slight wrinkle Ovoid Average Full-Slip OR Forced-Slip (IR: PM, WMV.)
Sapomiel 3143 Piel de Sapo 4 - 5 lb. White Dark-green speckled A few growth cracks Wrinkle Oval Average Cut (HR: F3. IR: PM.)
Eden's Gem Organic 2782Gog Cantaloupe 2 - 2 1/2 lb. Green Yellow Heavy Medium Round/Oval Minimal Full-Slip
Hannah's Choicenew 3560 Cantaloupe 3 1/2 - 5 lb. Orange Yellow Medium Medium Oval Minimal (IR: F2, PRSC, PM, WMV, ZYMV)
Diplomat 2835 Galia/Tropical 5 - 6 lb. Lime green Yellow Netted None Round Minimal Full-Slip (IR: PM.)
Tasty Bites 2570 Cantaloupe 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 lb. Orange Yellow Heavy None Round/Oval Minimal Full-Slip (IR: AB, F3, PM.)
Sweet Granite Organic 459og Cantaloupe 3 - 3 1/2 lb. Orange Yellow Light Slight Oval Minimal Full-Slip
Divergent Organic 3760Gog Cantaloupe 3 1/2 - 4 lb. Orange Yellow green Heavy Slight Round/Oval Minimal Forced-Slip OR Cut (HR: F3. IR: PM.)
Honey Orange 2086 Honeydew 3 lb. Pale salmon orange Ivory Smooth None Round/Oval Good Cut
Arava Organic 460Gog Galia/Tropical 3 - 4 lb. Lime green Yellow Heavy None Round Minimal Full-Slip (IR: PM.)
Athena 457 Cantaloupe 5 - 6 lb. Orange Yellow Heavy Slight Oval Minimal Full-Slip (IR: F3, PM.)
Halona 2488 Cantaloupe 4 - 5 lb. Orange Yellow Medium Medium Round/Oval Minimal Full-Slip (IR: F3, PM.)
Wrangler 158 Cantaloupe 4 - 5 1/2 lb. Orange Yellow Heavy Medium Oval Minimal Full-Slip (IR: F3, PM.)
Savor 462 French/Charentais 2 lb. Deep orange Green Smooth Faintly ribbed; dark-green sutures Round/Oval Average Cut (HR: F3. IR: PM.)
Torpedonew 3416 Korean 1 - 2 lb. White Yellow Smooth Medium Blocky oval Average (IR: PM)
Snow Leopard 638 Honeydew 2 lb. White White, splashed with variegated green Smooth None Oval Good Cut (HR: F.)
Honey Blonde 3640 Honeydew 3 - 3 1/2 lb. Orange Yellow Smooth None Oval Good Cut (IR: PM.)
Honey White 3879 Honeydew 3 - 3 1/2 lb. Green Ivory Smooth None Round/Oval Good Cut
Lambkin 3012 Piel de Sapo 3 lb. White Yellow with green mottling A few growth cracks Slight wrinkle Oval Average Full slip OR Cut (IR: F2.)
Serenade 2443 Butterscotch 1 1/2 - 2 lb. Orange Greenish-white Smooth None Round Average Forced-Slip
San Juan 2646 Ananas 4 1/2 lb. Ivory Yellow Heavy None Oval Minimal Full-Slip (IR: F3, PM.)
Sugar Cube 4399 Cantaloupe 2 - 4 lb. Deep orange Yellow Heavy None Round Average Full-Slip (HR: F3, PM, WMB. IR: PRSV, ZYMV.)
Sun Jewel 2879 Asian 4 lb. White Lemon yellow Smooth Shallow white sutures Oblong Good Full-Slip (IR: DM, PM.)
Sarah's Choice 2784 Cantaloupe 3 - 3 1/2 lb. Orange Yellow Heavy Slight Oval Minimal Full-Slip (IR: F3, PM.)
Escorial 3071 French/Charentais 2 lb. Dark orange Gray-green Moderate Faintly ribbed; pronounced dark-green sutures Round/Oval Average Cut (IR: F2, PM.)