Bender's Surprise Muskmelon

95 days
A once popular variety. Fruits oblong to round in shape, distinctly ribbed, coarsely netted, averaging 6-7 pounds. Flesh is salmon colored, very thick, and a real nice sweet 'old time' muskmelon taste. Turns a grayish yellow at maturity. Bred by Charles Bender of New York about 1900.