Golden Champlain

An exceedingly early salmon fleshed melon of medium size and fine quality. Evidently a cross between Fordhook and Emerald Gem as it has a tendency to produce melons resembling both types.

A very early variety medium sized round heavily netted and moderately ribbed with thick spicy orange flesh. A heavy yielding quality melon for home and market garden.

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Honey Dew Melon

These are the melons you see listed on the menus of the biggest and most famous hotels and cafes at 60 cents for a half melon. Honey dew melon is all that its name says. The flavor is great unlike any other variety of melon. Then Honey Dew is a cross between a cantaloupe and a Cassaba and has the good quality of both. The melons are large but uniform in size weighing 5 to 7 pounds. Perfectly round smooth light yellow in color turning a lemon color when ripe. The flesh is a light green in color very thick with a small seed cavity and can be eaten to the rind. No more difficult to grow than cantaloupe requiring the same sort of soil and cultivation. We are anxious to see more Honey Dew Melons grown for they are a delicacy for the home gardener to grow and a big money crop for the commercial grower. Our seed this year is excellent showing high vitality in our laboratory tests.

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Lake Champlain

An exceedingly early salmon-fleshed melon of medium size and good quality. It is not entirely true as to type but on account of its extreme earliness and quality we recommend its use for home and near-by markets.

This is the earliest Muskmelon of good quality and it is still unbeatable as a first early sort either for home or market. The vines are hardy vigorous and productive. The melons are nearly round medium in size and well netted. The flesh is thick fine grained and very sweet or a rich deep golden yellow color. No matter what other sorts you grow you should have some Lake Champlain as they will ripen at least a week before any other sort. Pkt. 10c oz. 20c lb. 45c lb. 1.35 prepaid.

A very early variety medium sized round heavily netted and moderately ribbed with thick spicy orange flesh. A heavy yielding quality melon for home and market garden.

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Benders Surprise

A very popular variety in the East particularly in New York State and similar to Livingstons Tip-Top. It is oblong full and rounded at the ends skin light greenish when ripe only slightly netted. A very delicious large salmon-fleshed melon with fair shipping and keeping qualities. Good main-crop variety.

This melon very much resembles my stock of Tip-Top. The netting is a little heavier. Flesh the same rich salmon color fine grained spicy and sweet. Benders surprise is a favorite in many sections. The demand for seed of this melon from my customers grew large and I have secured the finest possible stocks from which I grew a good crop this year. Price-(10c per pkt.) (15c per oz.) (45c per lb.) (1.55 per lb.) (1.45 per lb. In 10-lb. Lots) (1.35 per lb. In 100-lb. Lots) prepaid.

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Early Knight or Sweet Air

An all-round melon of oval shape very slightly ribbed closely and finely netted. Grows to a good size and is remarkably uniform in both shape and color. The beautiful golden color of the skin makes it extremely attractive.

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Hales Best No. 112

(Pink Flesh). Edible in 87 days. Average weight 3 pounds size 5 x 5 inches. This stock is almost identical to the No. 36 except in shape being almost round instead of oval. The ends appear rather flattened. It is more desirable in some sections because of the shape. The netting is not quite as fine as that of the No. 36 type.

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Hales Best No. 36

(Pink Flesh). Edible in 85 days. Average weight 3 pounds size 5 x 5 inches. The No. 36 is now regarded as the Improved Hales Best. It is desirable for any purpose home garden roadside stands or for shipping to distant markets. The size is ideal the net is heavy with a faint stripe shape oval and flesh very thick.

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Gold Lined Rocky Ford

A splendid type of the green fleshed Rocky Ford. This melon however has a gold lining next to the seed cavity making it unusually attractive when cut. It is medium late in maturing but for a main crop variety is unexcelled. The flesh is very thick sweet and spicy while the shape is round with a complete covering of netting and no ribs. Edible in 92 days. Size 5 x 5 inches. Weight about 2 pounds.

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Eden Gem

A type of the green fleshed Rocky Ford not quite so heavily netted as the present day Rocky Ford. The shape is round and very uniform in size. The firm flesh and heavy netting of the Eden Gem permit its being shipped long distances.

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.)

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Hearts of Gold or Hoodoo

A new orange-fleshed variety ideal as a shipping melon and of the very finest quality. Vine vigorous remarkably blight-resistant and very productive. Fruit of medium and very uniform size Netting exceptionally fine and dense extending practically over the entire surface. Rind thin yet very firm so that the melons arrive in perfect condition in distant markets. Flesh thick firm highly colored of fine texture and delicious flavor. One of the best market melons offered today.

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