Van Doren Strain. The early-ripening strain of this legendary heirloom variety was rediscovered by Seed Savers Exchange, thanks to seed obtained from Merle Van Doren near Macon, Missouri. The medium to large 25 to 40 pound melons have dark green skin speckled with pea-size bright yellow 'stars' and usually one larger 'moon'. Leaves are also speckled. The bright rose-pink flesh is very sweet with excellent flavor. Seeds are brown. Plants have good drought and disease resistance.
Light: Height: 0" Width: 0" Spacing: 24" to 3' Needs Pollinator: No Planting Season: Spring
Maturity: 88-90 Needs Isolation: No Seed Start Indoors: Yes Seed Start Direct: Yes Seeds Per Packet: 25 Planting Depth:1/2"