I am a member on a French forum where I listed the melons I will be trialing this summer ( I am a melon freak), but since I owe so much to SSE for the inspiration it gave me for over 20 years, and also because I wanted to say thanks to Amy Goldman for her wonderful book on melons ( she is

I thought I should discuss my trials here too, I know there are a lot of melon lovers here. Being in Canada, I will grow close to 350 accessions, and a Minnesota friend 80 or so, mostly early and either northern or from mountain areas, although I have long learned with them it is better to try them than judge them because of where they come, so there are others in the lot. They come from all over the place, but the majority are unnamed or unknown ( to us) accessions from gene banks.

I sure hope to get input from melon lovers, and I will readily share a few seed with people wanting to participate next year, it is a bit late for this year.

Afghanistan

Safed Sarda PI 116915

Garma PI 116916

Kharbuza Sarda PI 116917

Zamburcha Gannak PI 125863

Zermitin PI 125865

3345 PI 125872

3369 PI 125881

Bijani PI 125883

Hakimbiki PI 125886

3406 PI 125897

3436 PI 125910

3492 PI 125927

3507 PI 125930

3579 PI 125948

3584 PI 125951

3587 PI 125952

3590 PI 125955

3615 PI 125961

3617 PI 125963

3618 PI 125964

3621 PI 125967

3627 PI 125970

3629 PI 125971

3631 PI 125973

3658 PI 125982

3680 PI 125991

3683 PI 125993

3750 PI 126013

Barhanaï PI 126036

3076 PI 126042

3278 PI 126050

3350 PI 126056

3381 PI 126072

Zarmitin PI 126083

3430 PI 126095

3438 PI 126096

3437 PI 126099

3467 PI 126110

3471 PI 126111

3475 PI 126113

4220 PI 127572

Chandalak PI 276660

Pigmy Cassaba PI 420152

Total 43

Austria

PI 323427

Bulgaria

CUM 82

Persijski 5 CUM 144

Plovdisvski Banani CUM 145

Medena Rosa CUM 239

Carigradski CUM 264

Selimki CUM 275

Vidinski Koravci CUM 301

Total 7

Canada

Altaï

Beauséjour

Cershownski

Gnadenfeld

Farnorth CN 33111

Manitoba CUM 443

21 PI 136187

22 PI 136188

23 PI 136189

25 PI 136191

26 PI 136192

29 PI 136195

30 PI 136196

31 PI 136197

32 PI 136198

34 PI 136200

35 PI 136201

36 PI 136202

37 PI 136203

39 PI 136204

39 PI 136205

40 PI 136206

42 PI 136208

44 PI 136210

45 PI 136211

46 PI 136212

48 PI 136214

49 PI 136215

52 PI 136218

53 PI 136219

54 PI 136220

Montreal PI 273442

Total 32

China

3 PI 93438

PI93800

PI 157071

Snowy White # 2

San-Pai PI 157076

Da-lon-hung PI157080

PI 157081

Pin-ko-Chin PI 157082

PI 157085

White Landzou PI 618819

Sweet Melon PI 618825

Sweet Melon PI 618826

Yellow River Honeydew # 2 PI 618828

Yellow River Honeydew # 3 PI 618829

Golden thin skin melon PI 618831

Xian thin skin melon PI 618832

Sesame seed melon PI 618834

ZWRM-071 PI 618837

Beijing Li PI 618839

LI Chi Gan ( early) PI 618842

Changji Hong Xin Cui PI 618843

An Noon PI 618848

Mi Tang Guan PI 618850

Fu Rong PI 618851

Total 24

Cuba

225 PI 208741

317 PI 208742

Total 2

Danemark

Aarhus Torg CUM 147

France

Boule d'Or

Lunéville

Noir des Carmes

Petit Gris de Rennes

Prescott à Fond Blanc

Sucrin de Tours

Védrantais ( Précoce du Roc )

Vert olive d'Hiver

Vieille France

Melon d'Antibes Blanc d'Hiver Ames 22803

Cantaloup Prescott CUM 16

Ananas d'Amérique CUM 124

Cantaloup de Bellegarde CUM 198

Cum 570

Charentais de Bellegarde PI 128901

Ananas d'Amérique à Chair Verte PI 22802

Charentais PI 261778

Meissonnie PI 262170

Ananas d'Amérique à Chair Rouge PI 266941

Cavaillon Espagnol PI 266943

Melon de Poche PI 266946

Vert Grimpant PI 266949

Charentais PI 313973

Prescott PI 377586

Charentais PI 385965

Total 25

Former Yougoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro

Fiojin PI 346789

Temna Mazana PI 357774

Cicarka PI 357783

Vezena Koravika PI 357824

Papunji PI 357827

Total 5

Germany

Streits Freiland Grungenetz

Triumph B-33

Amerikanische Landmelone CUM 9

Surprise CUM 15

Netz-marktgärtner CUM 17

Royal Sovereign CUM 20

Eminence CUM 25

Kaiserin Auguste-Viktoria CUM 26

Consul Schiller CUM 28

Freiland Mitscherino CUM 30

Opalkugel CUM 31

Amerikanische Zucker CUM 34

Amerikanische Zucker Gem CUM 35

Ananas CUM 137

Köstliche aus Pillnitz CUM 154

Pillnitzer Zucker CUM 156

Frühes Süsses Wunder CUM 284

CUM 329

Zuckerkugel CUM 546

CUM 547

Hochgenuss PI 255947

Total 21

Georgia ( Republic of )

Muchianskaja CUM 172

CUM 315

CUM 316

CUM 317

Dyna Zolotistaja CUM 318

CUM 362

Mucha Nesvi CUM 375

Mucha Nesvi CUM 376

Vasla Nesvi ( dudaim) CUM 377

Susakitri ( Glasgurke ) CUM 379

CUM 383

Mucha Nesvi CUM 525

Mucha Nesvi ''für die Zähne'' CUM 526

CUM 533

Total 14

Great Britain

Guernsey CUM 105

Blenheim O range PI 266942

Hero of Lockinge

Total 3

Greece

CUM 38

CUM 44

CUM 51

CUM 46

CUM 85

CUM 89

Yellow Skin PI 255950

Peponic Melon PI 273439

Total 8

Hungary

Muskotaly CUM 202

Ambrus-Fele CUM 230

Kösàrga CUM 231

Morzsanyi CUM 232

Ezüst Ananasz' CUM305

1 PI 280078

Ananasz Voros PI 288984

Bellegrade Cantalup PI 288986

Ezust Ananasz PI 288988

Kosarga PI 288989

2700793 PI 507870

2700794 PI 507871

2701034 PI 507872

2701035 PI 507873

Ezust Ananasz PI 531298

Pocok PI 531303

Total: 16

India

547 PI 116489

Poot Kharbuza PI 116666

4 PI 123496

10 PI 123502

12 PI 123504

Gosapala PI 123821

Vanga PI 134196

Sharbatanar PI 164269

Teti PI 179900

Teti PI 179908

Chibara PI 182951

11238 PI 183034

11279 PI 183042

11327 PI 183047

Siber PI 183128

Total 15

Irak

Cum 348

Cum 349

Cum 356

Total 3

Iran

6277 PI 140667

6562 PI 140714

4 PI 211921

13 PI 211930

42 PI 211959

Harbusa PI 227663

Garmak PI 251516

Semsury PI 251517

PI 306133

PI 306135

203 PI 351132

Total 11

Israel

Ananas Yokneam CUM 261

Dvash Haogen CUM 262

SARA ( project) CUM 271

Oden CUM 459

Melon Eden CUM 538

Tal Hagilboa PI 211116

Red Honey Melon PI 293921

B142-5 PI 353814

Ha'Ogen # 2 PI 353715

Solomons 1 PI 374210

Solomons 5039 PI 374212

F.T. PI 378170

Total 12

Italy

Rampicante Zuccherino

Zatta

CUM 323

CUM 324

CUM 339

Verdone CUM 369

Melone Giallo CUM 405

Spiurella Nostrale CUM 406

Santa Claus CUM 442

Total 9

Japan

Sakata's Sweet

Kotobuki PI266930

Nara # 1 PI 266931

Ogon # 9 PI 266933

Seikan PI 266934

Total 5

Libya

CUM 310

Khiar CUM 321

Khiar CUM 332

Total 3

Mongolia

CUM 338

Pakistan

Kharbuza PI 116826

2297 PI 123188

Kharbozey PI 269474

Total 3

Portugal

Blanco de Ribatejo

Russia and former Soviet Union

Collective Farm Woman

Ineya

Kzyl-Uruk CN 30488

Guliabo Oranzevaja CN 30489

Tridcatidnevka CN 30490

Kercenskaja 4 CN 30491

Moldavskaja Osenniaja CN 30492

Cogare CUM 176

Bykovskaja 735 CUM 273

PI251778

Bucharici PI 267862

Total 11

Spain

AN-C-82 Ames 13246

Melon esaito Ames 13248

Melon Revugoro Ames 13249

Melon Pajiso Ames 13250

Melon escito Ames 13254

Melon blanco pepita blanca Ames 13255

Melon oscuro Ames 13258

Melon amarillo Ames 13259

Melon invernizo Ames 13261

Melon escito, color ceniza Ames 13263

AN-C-141 Ames 13266

Melon carraqueiro Ames 13270

Cuarantena Ames 13280

Sucre Ames 13281

Melon de pinoncillo Ames 13286

Melon de todo al ano Ames 13292

Verde pinto Ames 13299

Rochet Valenciano Ames 13305

Piel de Sapo Ames 13307

Pinta Sapo Ames 13308

Amarillo Canario Liso Ames 13309

Temprano rochet Ames 13320

Melon de olor ( semilla blanca) Ames 13323

Tendral Verde Ames 13324

Negro de Elche Ames 13328

AN-C-96 Ames 13337

Sucre Ames 13370

CUM 563

Amarillo de Onteniente PI 197076

Bronceado PI 197077

Punonet PI 224787

Amarillo PI 271755

Villaconajos PI 271757

AN-C-80 PI 512478

CM-C-3 PI 512493

CM-C-4 PI 512494

E-C-29 PI 512523

V-C-30 PI 512539

V-C-45 PI 512551

V-C-46 PI 512552

V-C-67 PI 512564

V-C-71 PI 512567

V-C-75 PI 512571

V-C-83 PI 512577

V-C-90 PI 512580

V-C-101 PI 512587

V-C-42 PI 512629

Total 46

San Salvador

PI 307588

Sweden

Kungs CUM 148

Ringleader CUM 149

West CUM 151

Vigerslev CUM 152

Total 4

Turkey

209 PI 117162

6142 PI 176935

9267 PI 176940

5617 PI 176949

Kirkagac PI 179245

Total 5

**indirectly**the women having spent the most time with me in bed in the last few years, apart from my wife , the book being on my bedside table and being visited and revisited almost every night ).I thought I should discuss my trials here too, I know there are a lot of melon lovers here. Being in Canada, I will grow close to 350 accessions, and a Minnesota friend 80 or so, mostly early and either northern or from mountain areas, although I have long learned with them it is better to try them than judge them because of where they come, so there are others in the lot. They come from all over the place, but the majority are unnamed or unknown ( to us) accessions from gene banks.

I sure hope to get input from melon lovers, and I will readily share a few seed with people wanting to participate next year, it is a bit late for this year.

Afghanistan

Safed Sarda PI 116915

Garma PI 116916

Kharbuza Sarda PI 116917

Zamburcha Gannak PI 125863

Zermitin PI 125865

3345 PI 125872

3369 PI 125881

Bijani PI 125883

Hakimbiki PI 125886

3406 PI 125897

3436 PI 125910

3492 PI 125927

3507 PI 125930

3579 PI 125948

3584 PI 125951

3587 PI 125952

3590 PI 125955

3615 PI 125961

3617 PI 125963

3618 PI 125964

3621 PI 125967

3627 PI 125970

3629 PI 125971

3631 PI 125973

3658 PI 125982

3680 PI 125991

3683 PI 125993

3750 PI 126013

Barhanaï PI 126036

3076 PI 126042

3278 PI 126050

3350 PI 126056

3381 PI 126072

Zarmitin PI 126083

3430 PI 126095

3438 PI 126096

3437 PI 126099

3467 PI 126110

3471 PI 126111

3475 PI 126113

4220 PI 127572

Chandalak PI 276660

Pigmy Cassaba PI 420152

Total 43

Austria

PI 323427

Bulgaria

CUM 82

Persijski 5 CUM 144

Plovdisvski Banani CUM 145

Medena Rosa CUM 239

Carigradski CUM 264

Selimki CUM 275

Vidinski Koravci CUM 301

Total 7

Canada

Altaï

Beauséjour

Cershownski

Gnadenfeld

Farnorth CN 33111

Manitoba CUM 443

21 PI 136187

22 PI 136188

23 PI 136189

25 PI 136191

26 PI 136192

29 PI 136195

30 PI 136196

31 PI 136197

32 PI 136198

34 PI 136200

35 PI 136201

36 PI 136202

37 PI 136203

39 PI 136204

39 PI 136205

40 PI 136206

42 PI 136208

44 PI 136210

45 PI 136211

46 PI 136212

48 PI 136214

49 PI 136215

52 PI 136218

53 PI 136219

54 PI 136220

Montreal PI 273442

Total 32

China

3 PI 93438

PI93800

PI 157071

Snowy White # 2

San-Pai PI 157076

Da-lon-hung PI157080

PI 157081

Pin-ko-Chin PI 157082

PI 157085

White Landzou PI 618819

Sweet Melon PI 618825

Sweet Melon PI 618826

Yellow River Honeydew # 2 PI 618828

Yellow River Honeydew # 3 PI 618829

Golden thin skin melon PI 618831

Xian thin skin melon PI 618832

Sesame seed melon PI 618834

ZWRM-071 PI 618837

Beijing Li PI 618839

LI Chi Gan ( early) PI 618842

Changji Hong Xin Cui PI 618843

An Noon PI 618848

Mi Tang Guan PI 618850

Fu Rong PI 618851

Total 24

Cuba

225 PI 208741

317 PI 208742

Total 2

Danemark

Aarhus Torg CUM 147

France

Boule d'Or

Lunéville

Noir des Carmes

Petit Gris de Rennes

Prescott à Fond Blanc

Sucrin de Tours

Védrantais ( Précoce du Roc )

Vert olive d'Hiver

Vieille France

Melon d'Antibes Blanc d'Hiver Ames 22803

Cantaloup Prescott CUM 16

Ananas d'Amérique CUM 124

Cantaloup de Bellegarde CUM 198

Cum 570

Charentais de Bellegarde PI 128901

Ananas d'Amérique à Chair Verte PI 22802

Charentais PI 261778

Meissonnie PI 262170

Ananas d'Amérique à Chair Rouge PI 266941

Cavaillon Espagnol PI 266943

Melon de Poche PI 266946

Vert Grimpant PI 266949

Charentais PI 313973

Prescott PI 377586

Charentais PI 385965

Total 25

Former Yougoslavia, Serbia and Montenegro

Fiojin PI 346789

Temna Mazana PI 357774

Cicarka PI 357783

Vezena Koravika PI 357824

Papunji PI 357827

Total 5

Germany

Streits Freiland Grungenetz

Triumph B-33

Amerikanische Landmelone CUM 9

Surprise CUM 15

Netz-marktgärtner CUM 17

Royal Sovereign CUM 20

Eminence CUM 25

Kaiserin Auguste-Viktoria CUM 26

Consul Schiller CUM 28

Freiland Mitscherino CUM 30

Opalkugel CUM 31

Amerikanische Zucker CUM 34

Amerikanische Zucker Gem CUM 35

Ananas CUM 137

Köstliche aus Pillnitz CUM 154

Pillnitzer Zucker CUM 156

Frühes Süsses Wunder CUM 284

CUM 329

Zuckerkugel CUM 546

CUM 547

Hochgenuss PI 255947

Total 21

Georgia ( Republic of )

Muchianskaja CUM 172

CUM 315

CUM 316

CUM 317

Dyna Zolotistaja CUM 318

CUM 362

Mucha Nesvi CUM 375

Mucha Nesvi CUM 376

Vasla Nesvi ( dudaim) CUM 377

Susakitri ( Glasgurke ) CUM 379

CUM 383

Mucha Nesvi CUM 525

Mucha Nesvi ''für die Zähne'' CUM 526

CUM 533

Total 14

Great Britain

Guernsey CUM 105

Blenheim O range PI 266942

Hero of Lockinge

Total 3

Greece

CUM 38

CUM 44

CUM 51

CUM 46

CUM 85

CUM 89

Yellow Skin PI 255950

Peponic Melon PI 273439

Total 8

Hungary

Muskotaly CUM 202

Ambrus-Fele CUM 230

Kösàrga CUM 231

Morzsanyi CUM 232

Ezüst Ananasz' CUM305

1 PI 280078

Ananasz Voros PI 288984

Bellegrade Cantalup PI 288986

Ezust Ananasz PI 288988

Kosarga PI 288989

2700793 PI 507870

2700794 PI 507871

2701034 PI 507872

2701035 PI 507873

Ezust Ananasz PI 531298

Pocok PI 531303

Total: 16

India

547 PI 116489

Poot Kharbuza PI 116666

4 PI 123496

10 PI 123502

12 PI 123504

Gosapala PI 123821

Vanga PI 134196

Sharbatanar PI 164269

Teti PI 179900

Teti PI 179908

Chibara PI 182951

11238 PI 183034

11279 PI 183042

11327 PI 183047

Siber PI 183128

Total 15

Irak

Cum 348

Cum 349

Cum 356

Total 3

Iran

6277 PI 140667

6562 PI 140714

4 PI 211921

13 PI 211930

42 PI 211959

Harbusa PI 227663

Garmak PI 251516

Semsury PI 251517

PI 306133

PI 306135

203 PI 351132

Total 11

Israel

Ananas Yokneam CUM 261

Dvash Haogen CUM 262

SARA ( project) CUM 271

Oden CUM 459

Melon Eden CUM 538

Tal Hagilboa PI 211116

Red Honey Melon PI 293921

B142-5 PI 353814

Ha'Ogen # 2 PI 353715

Solomons 1 PI 374210

Solomons 5039 PI 374212

F.T. PI 378170

Total 12

Italy

Rampicante Zuccherino

Zatta

CUM 323

CUM 324

CUM 339

Verdone CUM 369

Melone Giallo CUM 405

Spiurella Nostrale CUM 406

Santa Claus CUM 442

Total 9

Japan

Sakata's Sweet

Kotobuki PI266930

Nara # 1 PI 266931

Ogon # 9 PI 266933

Seikan PI 266934

Total 5

Libya

CUM 310

Khiar CUM 321

Khiar CUM 332

Total 3

Mongolia

CUM 338

Pakistan

Kharbuza PI 116826

2297 PI 123188

Kharbozey PI 269474

Total 3

Portugal

Blanco de Ribatejo

Russia and former Soviet Union

Collective Farm Woman

Ineya

Kzyl-Uruk CN 30488

Guliabo Oranzevaja CN 30489

Tridcatidnevka CN 30490

Kercenskaja 4 CN 30491

Moldavskaja Osenniaja CN 30492

Cogare CUM 176

Bykovskaja 735 CUM 273

PI251778

Bucharici PI 267862

Total 11

Spain

AN-C-82 Ames 13246

Melon esaito Ames 13248

Melon Revugoro Ames 13249

Melon Pajiso Ames 13250

Melon escito Ames 13254

Melon blanco pepita blanca Ames 13255

Melon oscuro Ames 13258

Melon amarillo Ames 13259

Melon invernizo Ames 13261

Melon escito, color ceniza Ames 13263

AN-C-141 Ames 13266

Melon carraqueiro Ames 13270

Cuarantena Ames 13280

Sucre Ames 13281

Melon de pinoncillo Ames 13286

Melon de todo al ano Ames 13292

Verde pinto Ames 13299

Rochet Valenciano Ames 13305

Piel de Sapo Ames 13307

Pinta Sapo Ames 13308

Amarillo Canario Liso Ames 13309

Temprano rochet Ames 13320

Melon de olor ( semilla blanca) Ames 13323

Tendral Verde Ames 13324

Negro de Elche Ames 13328

AN-C-96 Ames 13337

Sucre Ames 13370

CUM 563

Amarillo de Onteniente PI 197076

Bronceado PI 197077

Punonet PI 224787

Amarillo PI 271755

Villaconajos PI 271757

AN-C-80 PI 512478

CM-C-3 PI 512493

CM-C-4 PI 512494

E-C-29 PI 512523

V-C-30 PI 512539

V-C-45 PI 512551

V-C-46 PI 512552

V-C-67 PI 512564

V-C-71 PI 512567

V-C-75 PI 512571

V-C-83 PI 512577

V-C-90 PI 512580

V-C-101 PI 512587

V-C-42 PI 512629

Total 46

San Salvador

PI 307588

Sweden

Kungs CUM 148

Ringleader CUM 149

West CUM 151

Vigerslev CUM 152

Total 4

Turkey

209 PI 117162

6142 PI 176935

9267 PI 176940

5617 PI 176949

Kirkagac PI 179245

Total 5

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