Burrells Special Tip-Top Muskmelon
Tip-Top in quality. I recommend this sort to market growers who are near their markets and for highway markets. The melons are uniform in size weighing six to seven pounds. See cut for shape. Light slate colored rind lightly netted. Changes color before ready to slip so that they can be safely picked by cutting the stem before ready to slip if wanted to keep two to four days. If to be sold the same day picked pick as soon as the stem will slip. Deep meat of rich orange salmon color. Spicy sweet and one of the best muskmelons grown. I sell thousands of pounds of this seed-a large part of it being planted near large cities by market gardeners. Enough of my seed of Tip-Top to plant more than 1500 acres is planted near Los Angeles Calif. each year. Plant 6 ft. apart each way and thin to one plant to the hill when 5 or 6 leaves. Price-(5c per pkt.) (10c per oz.) (30c per lb.) (1.10 per lb.) (1.00 per lb. In 10-lb. Lots) (85c per lb. In 100-lb. Lots). Prepaid.
Pearl Pink Meat or Abbots Pearl
This is a very fine melon heavily netted with white netting. The melons are light slate colored when green can be picked full slip and will carry a long distance. The meat is deep salmon color and of excellent flavor. My field of this variety produced a very heavy crop. The size runs from standard to Jumbo. Not so uniform as it should be but an excellent market sort. Plant some this year and it may prove just the sort to make you money. Recommended also for home gardens. I sell large lots of this seed. Prices-10c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (45c per 14 lb.) (1.50 per lb.) (1.35 per lb. In 10-lb. Lots) (1.20 per lb. In 100-lb. Lots) prepaid.
Burrells Oblong Type Hearts of Gold Cantaloupe
This melon when first introduced averaged shorter from stem to blossom than from top to bottom. I have carefully selected to an oblong type and now offer seed from my fields which average fully 90 per cent of the oblong type. This has resulted in a deeper meat and a very desirable shipper. Size a little larger than the standard Rocky Ford. Color of meat a rich orange flavor very good. It is an excellent melon and I recommend that you give it a thorough trial. Excellent records were made with this variety in Nevada Washington Michigan Tennessee and other states where a large acreage was grown for market. One of my customers shipped 54 carloads from sixty acres and they sold fifty per cent above the regular market at that time. His cash returns after deducting freight and commission was 25843.59. How is that for 60 acres in one year Several large distributors have already purchased my seed of this variety for 1927 planting. Price-Stock Seed Burrells Hearts of Gold saved from ideal types such as shown in photo-(10c per pkt.) (20c per oz.) (65c per lb.) (2.50 per lb.) (2.35 in 10-lb. Lots) (2.25 in 100-lb. Lots) prepaid. No. 1 Seed Burrells Hearts of Gold selected from good melons-(5c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (45c per lb.) (1.55 per lb.) (1.50 per lb. In 10-lb. Lots) (1.35 per lb. In 100-lb. Lots) prepaid.
Salmon Tinted Pollock No. 25 Rocky Ford Cantaloupe
This variety is not as uniform as the 10-25 but is of excellent quality and many who have planted it for several years still insist that it is good enough for them. The melons are well netted vines highly rust-resistant and vigorous growers. The yield is heavy and the melons good shippers. Large lots in 1-lb. cloth bags sealed. Stock Seed. Saved from the best of the first melons. Price-(10c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (45c per lb.) (1.55 per lb.) (1.25 per lb. In 10-lb. Lots) (1.20 per lb. In 100-lb. Lots) prepaid. Wholesale prices-(1.00 per lb. In 500-lb. Lots) not prepaid. No. 1 Seed. Saved from good melons grown especially for seed. Price-(5c per pkt.) (10c per oz.) (30c per lb.) (1.00 per lb.) (85c per lb. In 25-lb. Lots) 75c per lb. In 100-lb. Lots) prepaid. Wholesale prices-(60c per lb. In 500-lb. Lots) not prepaid.
Burrells Select Gold-Lined Netted Rock or Netted Rock King
Is a very valuable market sort. It possesses the necessary points of solid closely laced netting deep meat green nearly the full depth with a golden lining. The flavor is excellent. It will hold up to ship to the farthest markets and the vines are highly rust-resistant. The size runs from standard to jumbo and the markets are now calling for flat crates packed 12s at a premium price. Stock Seed. Saved from the best of the first melons. Price-10c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (45c per lb.) (1.55 per lb.) (1.25 per lb. In 10-lb. Lots) (1.20 per lb. In 100-lb. Lots) prepaid. Wholesale prices-(1.00 per lb. In 500-lb. Lots) not prepaid. No. 1 Seed. Saved from good melons grown especially from seed. Price-(5c per pkt.) (10c per oz.) (30c per lb.) (1.00 per lb.) (85c per lb. In 25-lb. Lots) (75c per lb. In 100-lb. Lots) prepaid. Wholesale prices-(60c per lb. In 500-lb. Lots) not prepaid.
Burrells Improved Watters Solid Net Rocky Ford Cantaloupe
Do Not Plant This Variety If Vines Rust In Your District. This Solid Net Cantaloupe is the earliest strain of Rocky Ford Cantaloupe. It sets a very heavy first crop so that in a few days after the first crop begins to ripen large pickings are getting ripe. The netting is well developed gray and closely laced. The flesh is light green and of excellent quality. The seed cavity is some larger than any of the previous strains listed. I have sold large quantities of this seed to market growers with uniformly good results. My fields of this were very fine and produced a large crop of the finest melons. Stock Seed. Finest possible selection from ideal specimens. (5c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (45c per lb.) (1.55 per lb.) (10 lbs. And up 1.50 per lb.). Delivered by express. No. 1 Seed. Grown from the finest selection of stock seeds and cut from none but standard well-netted and fully developed melons from my own fields grown exclusively for seed. (5c per pkt.) (10c per oz.) (30c per lb.) (1.00 per lb.) (10 lbs. And up 85c per lb.). Delivered by express.
Edwards Perfecto Cantaloupe
This variety resembles the Eden Gem in shape and netting is a little larger quite rust resistant and a real good melon. The meat is salmon about two-thirds the depth fine grained and of good flavor. It is a good shipper and will become a general favorite when the melons become more uniform. Some market growers now prefer it. The meat is very deep. Do not confuse this with the salmon-fleshed Perfecto. Price-Stock Seed Edwards Perfecto-(10c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (45c per lb.) (1.55 per lb.) (1.35 per lb. In 10-lb. Lots and up) prepaid. Wholesale price-(500 lbs. And up 1.00 per lb.) not prepaid. No. 1 Seed Edwards Perfecto-(5c per pkt.) (10c per oz.) 30c per lb.) (1.00 per lb.) (10-lb. Lots 85c per lb.) (100-lb. Lots 75c per lb.) prepaid.
Eden Gem Cantaloupe
One of the finest for the South. This variety was developed by the late Mr. C. H. Mathis of South Carolina at the time he grew an extensive acreage here at Rocky Ford and my stock is carefully selected from the original strain. Recommended for planting where vines rust as it is highly rust-resistant and often the vines remain green and setting on fruits where other varieties have rusted and died. The vines grow vigorously and best results are had where planted six feet each way and thinned to one plant to the hill. The melons are heavily netted. Very firm and heavy. The flesh is deep and nearly all are green meated a few being salmon tinted. My crop this year was heavy and I have a fine lot of seed to offer. Plant Eden Gem if you have been damaged by rust. I offer the seed in two grades Stock Seed Eden Gem saved from the best of the crown settings. Price-(10c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (45c per lb.) (1.50 per lb.) (10 lbs. 1.35 per lb.) (100 lbs. 1.20 per lb.) prepaid. Wholesale price-(500-lb. Lots 1.00 per lb.) not prepaid. No. 1 Seed Eden Gem saved from melons grown especially for seed not so carefully selected as stock seed. Price-(5c per pkt.) (10c per oz.) (30c per lb.) (1.00 per lb.) (10 lbs. 85c per lb.) (100 lbs. 75c per lb.) prepaid. Wholesale price-(500-lb. Lots not prepaid 60c per lb.)
The Burrell Gem Cantaloupe
Also Called Pink Meat. This melon continues to be a favorite and the market results for 1926 were again in its favor especially late in the season. Last year I could not supply the demand for this seed but now I have a better supply having grown a large acreage this year. Many are calling melons Burrell Gems which are not. Get your Burrell Gem seed from Burrell. Dont fail to test them because if your soil and climate are suited to their production you will be well repaid. I first introduced this now famous melon on the market in 1904 marketing forty-one baskets. In 1905 I grew twelve acres for market and sold 6000.00 worth of melons from this field. In 1906 I placed them on the Chicago and New York market where they sold for two to three times as much as any other melons. They have continued to keep up this good reputation and this year several thousand cars were shipped from different growing sections which brought good prices. The crate now being used for the standard melons measure 24 inches long 14&12 inches wide 4&12 inches deep and holds 12 melons or 15 smaller-sized melons. About 80 per cent of my melons run 12 to the crate. The small melons 15 to the crate do not sell as well as it is quite an advantage to get as many 12s as possible. This is an abundant yielder often producing 15 to 25 melons to the hill. The meat is rich golden color very thick and fine-grained. The flavor cannot be excelled. The seeds are closely held in place in three lobes and do not easily shake loose. The rind is covered with a closely laced gray netting except the narrow stripe between the ribs which is not netted. The blossom end is well protected. Shape oblong averaging six inches long and tapering at the ends. It is an excellent shipper and will carry nearly two weeks without ice. I do not recommend it for planting where there is excessive rainfall as this will cause them to crack. Be sure to get your seed from me. Returns as high as 1000.00 per acre have been obtained here at Rocky Ford for melons shipped to eastern markets of this variety. Stock Seed Burrell Gem-The finest possible selection. Price-(5c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (50c per 14-lb.) (1.55 per lb.) (10 lbs. And up 1.50 per lb.) (100 lbs. And up 1.35 per lb.) prepaid. No. 1 Seed Burrell Gem saved from fine well-netted melons. I recommend this seed to market growers as being very desirable. This melon has brought hundreds of growers profitable returns. It will pay you to give it a trial for if it is adapted to your soil and climate you will be well paid for your effort. Price-(5c per pkt.) (10c per oz.) (30c per lb.) (1.00 per lb.) (10 lbs. And up 85c per lb.) 100 lbs. And up 75c per lb.) prepaid.
Hales Best or H.B. Cantaloupe
This new cantaloupe is considered the earliest good shipper grown and a very large demand has developed for it. Many thousand acres were planted for market in 1926 and the supply of seed was exhausted at 3.00 per pound. This year I have a large quantity of the seed to offer grown from the finest selection of stock seeds. The H. B. cantaloupe is large running about nine to the Jumbo flat crate well netted oblong very solid the flesh is deep salmon colored fine grained and of good quality. Extreme earliness makes it a money maker. I have cut this seed in one grade from the finest melons and offer Hales Best or H. B. Cantaloupe (10c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (45c per 14-lb.) (1.50 per lb.) (1.35 per lb. In 10-lb. Lots) (1.25 in 100-lb. Lots) (1.15 per lb. In 500-lb. Lots and up) prepaid.