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 but I have had them weighing up to 25 pounds, fruit 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.