A very old variety. It has been dropped from commercial catalogs, is rare and seems to be near extinction. The fruits weigh an average of 12 pounds, are 12 to 16 inches in length, and are elliptical or football-shaped. Our family has grown this melon for well over 50 years.
This is my personal favorite muskmelon. They must be picked at the peak of ripeness, when the fruit has turned a golden-yellow and they easily slip from vine. They should be dead ripe for the best taste. They do not keep very long. Sweet aroma that will carry over a long distance. Definitely not a shipping melon." This is a garden-to-table melon. Packet contains 25 seeds.
******* I am sorry to report that I experienced a crop failure with the Old Time Tennessee Muskmelon due to the weather forced lateness in getting it planted at the normal planting time and simple was too late to mature a crop. It should be back next season.