Introduced by A.W. Livingston Seed Company in 1892, this grand old
melon was once the standard by which all other melons were judged.
Livingston’s first observed this melon being sold at a ‘fancy’
vegetable stand in Columbus, Ohio by a gentleman formally from
Lancaster Pennsylvania who had brought the seed with him when he
relocated to Ohio. Fruit are large, averaging 6-8 pounds; shape is
round to oblong, distinctly ribbed with moderate to light netting.
Flesh is a deep salmon, very thick and sweet. You can just about
eat it down to the outside rind.
The following statement describing Tip Top appears in the old
Livingston’s catalogs and we think still holds true today.
"The testimony of all who use Tip Top is that every melon
produced, whether big or little, early or late, is a good one;
sweet, juicy, finest flavor, firm fleshed and eatable to the