Pride of Wisconsin Muskmelon Seed Organic
These Pride of Wisconsin Muskmelon seed are a certified organic heirloom melon. (90 days). Known as Queen of Colorado when it was introduced in 1923 by the St. Louis Seed Co. It was offered in the ’40s and ’50s by Burpee and Eastern States Cooperative. It almost disappeared from the trade after the onset of hybridization, but carefully maintained by just a handful of faithful seed savers.
Fruits taste sweet, juicy and delicious often netting 5 to 6 pound fruits under excellent conditions. Medium-sized melons have a small seed cavity which means more flesh! It ripens apricot orange with netting on the rind. Has good resistance to downy mildew.
This melon was created by a cross of two of the most popular melons during the 1920’s and 1930’s in the upper Midwest. It was then introduced under the name “Pride of Wisconsin” by the Robert Buist Seed Company in 1937. There is some natural variability in shape, size, and netting of this variety. We love this melon for its reliability, high yield, and flavor. 25 seed per pack plants 8 hills.