Sweet Varieties of Melon
Blenheim Orange: an old variety with scarlet flesh; small and prolific, very sweet flavour.
Superlative: succulent scarlet-fleshed variety with a ‘netted’ skin.
Emerald Gem: green-fleshed with good flavour.
Ringleader: a pale-green fleshed variety producing large oval fruits.
Honey Drip: replacement for the old variety Honey Dew; white fleshed, very sweet, easily grown and early.
Hero of Lockinge: white-fleshed with good flavour; can be grown in a cold frame.
Sweetheart (F1 hybrid): probably the most popular melon of all; very hardy and grows well under cloches and in cold frames; grey-green skin with scarlet flesh.
Dutch Net: a fine flavoured and aromatic medium sized fruit; ‘netted’ skin and orange flesh; easily grown. Burpee Hybrid (F1 hybrid): produces large round golden fruit with deep orange flesh.
No Name: green and yellow marbled skin; excellent flavour and texture; yellow flesh.
Charantais: small, prolific melon with orange-scarlet flesh; particularly juicy and well flavoured.
Resistant Joy (F1 hybrid): similar to Charantais but resistant to Fusarium wilt and powdery mildew; yellow flesh, medium-sized fruit.
Golden Crispy (F1 hybrid): creamy-coloured flesh; very thin skinned; prolific producer of small to medium fruit.
Ogen and Ha-Ogen: a mini-melon which produces up to 10 small round fruits per vine; skin striped green and yellow; flesh creamy; aromatic with good flavour.
Florida Favourite: oval shape with green skin and pink flesh; normal size of melons 2.8—3.8 kg (6-8 lb).