Heirloom organic Delicious 51 Cantaloupe Seeds (12)
The Delicious 51 Melon produces heavy yields of early ripening, delicious fruits! This melon is a reliable producer of 2-3 lbs. fruits with heavy yields. This variety is known for its sugary flavor and aromatic smell. The juicy, perfectly sweet flesh is dark orange with creamy texture and a strong sugary flavor. Delicious 51 has thinner skin than other hybrids, but holds well for market and in storage. This variety has excellent resistance to powdery mildew and is well-adapted for northern growers.
Harvest at full slip for best taste! Bred by Dr. Munger at Cornell University.This popular melon variety is excellent for the home vegetable garden. Delicious 51 delivers large melons with thick, juicy flesh that truly are delicious! A relatively early variety, this melon matures in 85 to 90 days.
Delicious 51 melon is another of the many horticultural contributions of the well known seed pioneer Dr. Henry Munger of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. It soon established its reputation for being the best open pollinated melon available for cool climates.