Twilley Seed 2014 Catalog : Page 12

Athena F1 Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) (Muskmelon) Ambrosia F1 Approx. 1,200 seeds/oz. Hybrid pkts contain 25 seeds; ¼lb. produces approx. 2,500 plants. Seeds germinate in about 7 days. Transplant 6,000 plants/acre. Set plants 12" apart in rows 60-84" apart. Days to maturity are from sowing. 2381 Carousel F1 80-85 days. 6-9 lbs; Oval Super Star type melons, measure 9½ x 7" in diameter with strong sutures like classical muskmelons. Tight cavi-ty, fi rm fl esh and good sugar for excellent eating qual-ity. Strong vigorous vines and double disease pack-age provide high yield potential. Firm melons and fi rm internal fl esh. Good shipper with lasting quality. Well adapted to outdoor production. Resistant FW 1·2 , PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping. 2386 Duchess F1 75 days. 5-6 lbs. Big round oval melon, good shelf life, great taste. Heavily netted, lightly sutured, refi ned eastern type interior with small, tight cavity and thick fl esh, deep orange to rind at maturity. High disease rating can enable consistent high yield potential. Worth testing as Athena type. Resistant FW 1·2 , PM 1·2 . Fresh Mkt, Regional Shipping. 2387 EarliChamp F1 78 days. Large oval melon, 4½-6½ lbs and 6 x 7½" diam. Heavy netting, light suture, very sweet at 12-14 Brix. Thick-fl eshed, heavy fruit and high disease rating can foster consistent high yield potential. Resistant FW 2 , PM. Fresh Mkt. 2408 El Gordo F1 75 days. Extra large 10-15 lb fruit are sweet and quite early for such jumbo size. Extra large oval melon of classic East-ern appearance, with heavy netting, distinct green su-tures, and interior cavity that is small in proportion to fruit diameter. Flesh is very sweet at avg 16 Brix, with the excellent, slightly musky fl avor of classic Eastern type. Yield avg 3-4 fruit per plant. Can produce giant 20-30 lb show melons if all but the fi rst few fruits are removed at young stage and if given extra deep soil with rich nutrition. Tolerant PM 2 , WMV. Fresh Mkt. NEW! Eastern Types 2369 Ambrosia F1 88 days. Higher than average sugar content, extra-sweet fl avor your customers will come back for again and again. Nearly round fruits average 4-4½lbs, 6½ x 6", with heavy netting and no sutures. Thick, sweet salmon fl esh; small seed cav-ity and very tight seed mass. Tolerant DM, PM. Fresh Mkt, Short distance shipping. Avatar F1 2374 & 2374U Athena F1 75 days. Early maturing east-ern muskmelon particularly suited to SE, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic mkts. Course netting, small cavity, very fi rm fl esh (5-6 lbs.) Resistant FW 1·2 , PM. Tolerant Sul. Fresh Mkt, Shipping. F1 2375U Avatar 70-80 days. Uniform extra large 7-9 lb melons with full netting & shallow rind. Classy Eastern type; blocky oval fruit with large, dry, open cavity. Deep orange, very sweet full-fl avored fl esh is medium fi rm. Brix ratings at trials have been mostly 11-12, occasionally 13. Especially notable for such early maturity. Resistant FW 0·1·2 , PM 1 . Tolerant PM 2 . Fresh Mkt, Short Distance Shipping. El Gordo F1 2379 Burpee F1 PMT 82 days. Pale orange fl esh is thick, fi rm and juicy with a sweet musky fl avor. Fruits measure 7" long and 6" across, slightly oval, thick rinded and weigh 4 to 4½ lbs. Heavily netted and distinctly ribbed. High yields and excellent quality. Tolerant PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping. 2411 & 2411U Goddess F1 68 days. Wow! Early east-ern melon with excellent performance & quality for the extra-early mkt. 6½" fruit. Avg wt 5-6 lbs. Poten-tial for Brix up to 11. Slip when ripe; best at ½ slip. Good shelf life and fl avor. Oval, heavy net, unsutured. Tolerant FW 1·2 , PM 1·2 . Melon Growers, Note: We suggest you grow the correct type of melon for your market. Shipping types are especially resilient with lasting quality for long-distance market. They do, however, taste fi ne if grown for fresh market. The varieties we recommend for local or home garden are best used near where they are grown because they have a softer rind/skin and may not hold as well. Cat # 2369 2374, 2374U 2375U 2379 2381 2386 2387 2408 2411, 2411U Cantaloupe Ambrosia Athena Avatar Burpee PMT Carousel Duchess EarliChamp El Gordo Goddess (M=1000) 25 sd 4.45 3.80 3.20 5.45 2.15 2.70 2.60 2.80 2.95 100 sd 13.60 11.55 9.70 15.40 6.60 8.25 8.15 8.70 9.00 500 sd 1000 sd 58.00 48.75 40.75 64.00 27.75 34.60 34.00 36.50 37.75 100.00 85.00 71.00 113.00 48.25 60.00 60.00 63.35 65.00 5 M (per M) 10 M (per M) 15 M (per M) 30 M (per M) Goddess F1 89.00 76.00 64.00 101.00 43.50 54.15 53.00 57.15 59.00 83.00 71.00 59.00 92.00 40.50 50.50 50.00 53.30 55.00 79.00 67.00 56.00 81.00 38.25 47.80 47.00 50.40 52.00 75.00 64.00 54.00 75.00 36.50 45.50 44.50 48.00 49.75 12 twilley@twilleyseed.com

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