Greeley Wondermelon Canteloupe
This watermelon-sized muskmelon is truly a wonder! The fruits started to swell and I thought they would never stop! Developed around the turn of the century in Greeley, Colorado, it was first offered for sale in 1915. These huge melons are ribbed with lightly netted skin and sweet orange flesh. If in Greeley please visit the Monrose Family farm that has been growing these melons since the 1930s. (Also check out this CPR article about them and their legacy of growing this melon). A caution to the very high altitude growers – we were able to grow this melon miraculously at 6300 ft, though they did not finish until the very end of the season. ~ 105 Days to maturity (DTM).