Melon Varieties (Cucumis melo) Comparison Chart

Name Part # Days To Maturity Type Weight (lb.) Disease Resistance Flesh Color Rind Color Netting Rib/Suture Characteristics Shape Avg. Relative Shelf Life Harvest Technique
Brilliant 53 75 Canary 4 lb. White Bright yellow Smooth None Oval Good Forced-Slip OR Cut
Lilly 2481 78 Crenshaw 6 - 8 lb. (IR: PM, WMV) Light salmon orange Pale yellow Smooth Slight wrinkle Ovoid Average Full-Slip OR Forced-Slip
King Shownew 4172 80 Piel de Sapo 3 - 4 lb. White Yellow with green mottling A few growth cracks Slight wrinkle Round/Oval Average Cut
Sapomiel 3143 85 Piel de Sapo 4 - 5 lb. (HR: F3; IR: PM) White Dark-green speckled A few growth cracks Wrinkle Oval Good Cut
Eden's Gem Organic 2782Gog 75 Cantaloupe 2 - 2 1/2 lb. Green Yellow Heavy Medium Round/Oval Minimal Full-Slip
Hannah's Choice 3560 75 Cantaloupe 3 - 5 lb. (IR: F2, PRSV, PM, WMV, ZYMV) Orange Yellow Medium Medium Oval Minimal Full-Slip
Diplomat 2835 71 Galia/Tropical 5 - 6 lb. (IR: PM) Lime green Yellow Netted None Round Average Full-Slip
Tasty Bites 2570 80 Cantaloupe 1 3/4 - 2 1/2 lb. (IR: AB, F3, PM) Orange Yellow Heavy None Round/Oval Good Full-Slip
Sweet Granite Organic 459og 70 Cantaloupe 3 - 3 1/2 lb. Orange Yellow Light Slight Oval Minimal Full-Slip
Divergent Organic 3760Gog 75 Cantaloupe 3 1/2 - 4 lb. (HR: F3; IR: PM) Orange Yellow green Heavy Slight Round/Oval Minimal Forced-Slip OR Cut
Honey Orange 2086 74 Honeydew 3 lb. Pale salmon orange Ivory Smooth None Round/Oval Good Cut
Arava Organic 460Gog 77 Galia/Tropical 3 - 4 lb. (IR: PM) Lime green Yellow Heavy None Round Average Full-Slip
Athena 457 79 Cantaloupe 5 - 6 lb. (HR: F3, PM) Orange Yellow Heavy Slight Oval Good Full-Slip
Halona 2488 73 Cantaloupe 4 - 5 lb. (IR: F3, PM) Orange Yellow Medium Medium Round/Oval Minimal Full-Slip
Savor 462 78 French/Charentais 2 lb. (HR: F3; IR: PM) Deep orange Gray-green Smooth Faintly ribbed; dark-green sutures Round/Oval Average Cut
Torpedo 3416 65 Korean 1 - 2 lb. (IR: PM) White Yellow Smooth Medium Blocky oval Average Full-Slip OR Forced-Slip
Snow Leopard 638 71 Honeydew 2 lb. (HR: F) White White, splashed with variegated green Smooth None Oval Good Cut
Honey Blonde 3640 71 Honeydew 3 - 3 1/2 lb. (IR: PM) Orange Yellow Smooth None Oval Good Cut
Honey White 3879 77 Honeydew 3 - 3 1/2 lb. Green Ivory Smooth None Round/Oval Good Cut
Lambkin 3012 75 Piel de Sapo 3 lb. (IR: F2) White Yellow with green mottling A few growth cracks Slight wrinkle Oval Average Full-Slip OR Cut
Milannew 4102 72 Cantaloupe 4 - 6 lb. (IR: F3, PM) Orange Yellow Medium Medium Oval Average Full-Slip OR Forced-Slip
San Juan 2646 78 Ananas 4 1/2 lb. (IR: F3, PM) Ivory Yellow Heavy None Oval Minimal Full-Slip
Sugar Cube 4399 80 Cantaloupe 2 - 2 1/2 lb. (HR: F3, PM, WMV; IR: PRSV, ZYMV) Deep orange Yellow Heavy None Round Good Full-Slip
Sun Jewel 2879 68 Korean 4 lb. (IR: DM, PM) White Lemon yellow Smooth Shallow white sutures Oblong Good Full-Slip
Sarah's Choice 2784 76 Cantaloupe 3 - 3 1/2 lb. (IR: F3, PM) Orange Yellow Heavy Slight Oval Minimal Full-Slip
Escorial 3071 72 French/Charentais 2 lb. (IR: F2, PM) Dark orange Gray-green Moderate Faintly ribbed; pronounced dark-green sutures Round/Oval Average Cut