Twilley Seed Catalog 2016 : Page-14

new! Ambrosia F1 Aphrodite F1 2379 Burpee PMT 82 days. Pale orange flesh is thick, firm and juicy with a sweet musky flavor. Fruits measure 7" long and 6" across, slightly oval, thick rinded and weigh 4 to 4½ lbs. Heavily netted and distinctly ribbed. High yields and excellent quality. Tolerant PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping. Star type melons, measure 9½ x 7" in diameter with strong sutures like classical muskmelons. Tight cavity, firm flesh and good sugar for excel -lent eating quality. Strong vigorous vines and double disease package provide high yield poten-tial. Firm melons and firm internal flesh. Good shipper with lasting quality. Well adapted to out-door production. Resistant FW 1·2 , PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping. F1 Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo) (Muskmelon) Athena F1 Approx. 1,200 sd/oz. Hybrid pkts contain 25 seeds; ¼ lb. produces approx. 2,500 plants. Seeds germinate in about 7 days. Transplant 6,000 plants/acre. Set plants 12" apart in rows 60-84" apart. Days to maturity are from sowing. 2381 Carousel F1 80-85 days. 6-9 lbs; Oval Super Eastern Types 2369 Ambrosia 88 days. Higher than average sugar content, extra-sweet flavor your customers will come back for again and again. Nearly round fruits average 4-4½ lbs, 6½ x 6", with heavy net-ting and no sutures. Thick, sweet salmon flesh; small seed cavity and very tight seed mass. Toler-ant DM, PM. Fresh Mkt, Short distance shipping. new! F1 2386 Duchess F1 75 days. 5-6 lbs. Big round oval 2371 Aphrodite F1 72 days. Athena type with slightly melon, good shelf life, great taste. Heavily netted, larger fruit, 6-7 lb and 6.5" x 7" diam-eter. Habit is more compact with smaller footprint. Very sweet flesh is smooth, creamy and aromatic with a hint of honey. Thick flesh, strong texture, good shelf life on farm stand or in region-al shipping. Rind is well netted, slightly sutured. Got high marks for yield and quality in Eastern and Midwest trials. Resistant FW 0·1·2 PM 1 . Fresh Mkt, Regional Shipping, Garden Plant Sales. lightly sutured, refined eastern type interior with small, tight cavity and thick flesh, deep orange to rind at maturity. High disease rating can enable consistent high yield potential. Worth testing as Athena type. Resistant FW 1·2 , PM 1·2 . Fresh Mkt, Re-gional Shipping. El Gordo F1 2374 & 2374U Athena F1 75 days. Early maturing eastern muskmelon particularly suited to SE, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic mkts. Course netting, small cavity, very firm flesh (5-6 lbs.) Resistant FW 1·2 , PM. Tolerant Sul. Fresh Mkt, Shipping. 2375U Avatar F1 70-80 days. Uniform extra large 7-9 Burpee F1 lb melons with full netting & shallow rind. Classy Eastern type; blocky oval fruit with large, dry, open cavity. Deep orange, very sweet full-flavored flesh is medium firm. Brix ratings at trials have been mostly 11-12, occasionally 13. Especially notable for such early maturity. Resistant FW 0·1·2 , PM 1 . Tolerant PM 2 . Fresh Mkt, Short Distance Shipping. 2408 El Gordo F1 75 days. Extra large 10-15 lb fruit are sweet and quite early for such jumbo size. Extra large oval melon of classic Eastern appear-ance, with heavy netting, distinct green sutures, and interior cavity that is small in proportion to fruit diameter. Flesh is very sweet at avg 16 Brix, with the excellent, slightly musky flavor of clas -sic Eastern type. Yield avg 3-4 fruit per plant. Can produce giant 20-30 lb show melons if all but the first few fruits are removed at young stage and if given extra deep soil with rich nutrition. Tolerant PM 2 , WMV. Fresh Mkt. 2387 EarliChamp F1 78 days. Large oval melon, 4½-6½ lbs and 6 x 7½" diam. Heavy netting, light suture, very sweet at 12-14 Brix. Thick-fleshed, heavy fruit and high disease rating can foster consistent high yield potential. Resistant FW 2 , PM. Fresh Mkt. Melon Growers, Note: We suggest you grow the correct type of melon for your market. Shipping types are especially resilient with lasting quality for long-distance market. They do, however, taste fine if grown for fresh market. The varieties we recommend for local or home garden are best used near where they are grown because they have a softer rind/skin and may not hold as well. Special Note: A Nunhems waiver agreement must be signed for any melon variety marked with this symbol: n This form is in the centerfold of this catalog, and can also be downloaded from our website: www.twilleyseed.com. Cat # 2369 2371 2374, 2374U 2375U 2379 2381 2386 2387 2408 Cantaloupe (M=1000) 25 sd 100 sd 500 sd 4.75 4.15 4.15 3.40 5.65 2.35 2.95 2.85 2.95 14.60 12.65 12.65 10.30 16.00 7.25 9.15 8.90 9.15 62.00 53.20 53.00 43.25 66.00 30.50 38.25 37.25 38.25 1 M (per M) 5 M (per M) 10 M (per M) 15 M (per M) 30 M 81.00 70.00 70.00 57.00 79.00 39.75 50.00 48.50 50.00 Avatar F1 Ambrosia Aphrodite Athena Avatar Burpee PMT Carousel Duchess EarliChamp El Gordo 107.00 95.00 92.40 83.30 93.00 83.00 75.00 68.00 117.00 105.00 53.00 47.50 67.00 59.00 66.00 58.00 67.00 60.00 89.00 77.70 78.00 62.00 96.00 44.25 56.00 55.00 56.00 85.00 73.50 73.00 59.00 85.00 41.75 53.00 51.00 53.00 14 Email: twilley@twilleyseed.com Fax: 864-227-5108

Cantaloupe

Eastern Types

2369 Ambrosia F1 88 days. Higher than average sugar content, extra-sweet flavor your customers will come back for again and again. Nearly round fruits average 4-4½ lbs, 6½ x 6", with heavy netting and no sutures. Thick, sweet salmon flesh; small seed cavity and very tight seed mass. Tolerant DM, PM. Fresh Mkt, Short distance shipping.

2371 Aphrodite F1 72 days. Athena type with slightly larger fruit, 6-7 lb and 6.5" x 7" diameter. Habit is more compact with smaller footprint. Very sweet flesh is smooth, creamy and aromatic with a hint of honey. Thick flesh, strong texture, good shelf life on farm stand or in regional shipping. Rind is well netted, slightly sutured. Got high marks for yield and quality in Eastern and Midwest trials. Resistant FW0·1·2 PM1. Fresh Mkt, Regional Shipping, Garden Plant Sales.

2374 & 2374U Athena F1 75 days. Early maturing eastern muskmelon particularly suited to SE, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic mkts. Course netting, small cavity, very firm flesh (5-6 lbs.) Resistant FW1·2, PM. Tolerant Sul. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

2375U Avatar F1 70-80 days. Uniform extra large 7-9 lb melons with full netting & shallow rind. Classy Eastern type; blocky oval fruit with large, dry, open cavity. Deep orange, very sweet full-flavored flesh is medium firm. Brix ratings at trials have been mostly 11-12, occasionally 13. Especially notable for such early maturity. Resistant FW0·1·2, PM1. Tolerant PM2. Fresh Mkt, Short Distance Shipping.

2379 Burpee F1 PMT 82 days. Pale orange flesh is thick, firm and juicy with a sweet musky flavor. Fruits measure 7" long and 6" across, slightly oval, thick rinded and weigh 4 to 4½ lbs. Heavily netted and distinctly ribbed. High yields and excellent quality. Tolerant PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

2381 Carousel F1 80-85 days. 6 -9 lbs; O val Super Star type melons, measure 9½ x 7" in diameter with strong sutures like classical muskmelons. Tight cavity, firm flesh and good sugar for excellent eating quality. Strong vigorous vines and double disease package provide high yield potential. Firm melons and firm internal flesh. Good shipper with lasting quality. Well adapted to outdoor production. Resistant FW1·2, PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

2386 Duchess F1 75 days. 5-6 lbs. Big round oval melon, good shelf life, great taste. Heavily netted, lightly sutured, refined eastern type interior with small, tight cavity and thick flesh, deep orange to rind at maturity. High disease rating can enable consistent high yield potential. Worth testing as Athena type. Resistant FW1·2, PM1·2. Fresh Mkt, Regional Shipping.

2387 EarliChamp F1 78 days. Large oval melon, 4½-6½ lbs and 6 x 7½" diam. Heavy netting, light suture, very sweet at 12-14 Brix. Thick-fleshed, heavy fruit and high disease rating can foster consistent high yield potential. Resistant FW2, PM. Fresh Mkt.

2408 El Gordo F1 75 days. Extra large 10-15 lb fruit are sweet and quite early for such jumbo size. Extra large oval melon of classic Eastern appearance, with heavy netting, distinct green sutures, and interior cavity that is small in proportion to fruit diameter. Flesh is very sweet at avg 16 Brix, with the excellent, slightly musky flavor of classic Eastern type. Yield avg 3-4 fruit per plant. Can produce giant 20-30 lb show melons if all but the first few fruits are removed at young stage and if given extra deep soil with rich nutrition. TolerantPM2, WMV. Fresh Mkt.

More Eastern Types

2411 & 2411U Goddess F1 68 days. Wow! Early eastern melon with excellent performance & quality for the extra-early mkt. 6½" fruit. Avg wt 5-6 lbs. Potential for Brix up to 11. Slip when ripe; best at ½ slip. Good shelf life and flavor. Oval, heavy net, unsutured. Tolerant FW1·2, PM1·2.

2414 Gold Doubloon F1 82 days. Mid season, oval eastern type melon with deep orange flesh, distinct sutures and good netting. Good set of 6.5 lb melons. Avg size 6½" x 7½". Large vigorous vine carries high yield potential due to multiple disease tolerances. Extra strong internal color. Demonstrated highest total yields per acre and among the highest sugar level (Brix%) in eastern melon trials. Tolerant FW1·2, PM1·2. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

2420 Grand Slam F1 85 days. Top marks for large size, flavor and quality at Purdue trials. 6-8 lbs., averaging 6½" x 8" in size. Very high yield and quality ranking. Thick, firm flesh, high Brix in 14- 16 range, and good results in cool storage, were noted in breeder's test. Noted for large size in its eastern shipper class. No suture, thick netting. Resistant FW1·2, PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

2421 Halona F1 68-72 days. 4-5 lb. 6" globe shape. An improved Earliqueen type, matures a week earlier. Thick, sweet orange fleshed muskmelons. Rinds with heavy netting and distinct sutures. Uniform and productive, with better taste and stronger disease package. Resistant PM. Tolerant FW. Fresh Mkt.

2485 Infinite Gold F1 75 day, mid-season maturity. Average weight 4 lb. Bred especially for long shelf life (LSL) great flavor and fruit quality. Strong vines, high yield potential, uniform size and shape. Was rated in 2012 by a third-party sensory analysis panel as higher in flavor and quality attributes than the leading competition. Round oval melons, very light suture, fully netted, with firm deep orange flesh. High % size 9 fruit. High Resistance PM2, FW0·1·2. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

2429 & 2429U Minerva F1 78 days. 7-8 lbs. Athena type eastern melon, from same breeding but slightly larger, measuring 7 x 7½" with higher resistance level. Fruit is oval to flat oval and lightly but distinctly sutured, with coarse open netting overall. Vine is vigorous. Sizes have reached 10 lbs under best conditions. Well proven and widely adapted in university trials, especially University of Florida in 2000, where Minerva demonstrated higher yields with same fruit set but 8.3 avg. wt. vs. Athena's 5.6 lb. Performs well and maintains quality under wet field conditions. Firm, thick flesh allows harvest at tan stage and full slip; green harvesting (such as for softer varieties) is not needed. Resistant FW1·2, PM1. Tolerant PM2. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

2451 Rockstar F1 74 days. 5 - 7 lb. Performed well in trials all across NE & SE. Eastern shipper type with outstanding eating quality, consistently firm orange flesh and lightly sutured rind with medium netting. Slightly earlier and somewhat larger melon than Athena, with good shipping and holding ability. Resistant PM1·2, FW0·1·2

2471 Strike F1 85 days. 6-8 lbs; 8" x 6½". Large melon with long shelf life, comparable to Athena. Oval fruits have course netting and no sutures. Flesh is very thick, sweet and firm. Trial results suggest a widely adapted variety with potential for high yields of uniformly large melons, up to 12-14 brix, with good holding ability after 3 wks in cool storage and lasting well in rainy seasons. Resistant FW1·2, PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

2479 Verona F1 75 days. Average weight 6-8 lb, reaching 15 lb under intensive cultivation. A very large Eastern Shipper (Athena) type, excellent for roadside and mid-range shipping applications, with good holding ability. 12% brix, lightly sutured, medium netted. Great eating quality, very sweet and firm. Resistant FW0·1·2. PM1·2. Fresh Mkt, Midrange Shipping. Cat# Cantalo

Western Types

2444 Primo F1 79 days. Early, large, dark orange flesh. Almost sutureless fruit are heavily netted, with a small, dry seed cavity. The colorful flesh is very thick, sweet and flavorful. Fruits average 5-7 lbs. each, 7 x 7½". Tolerant PM1·2, Sul. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

2478 Yuma Grande F1 88 days; 9 x 7"; 7-8 lb. Large oval western shipper. Monoecious type, best for spring and fall harvests when cool conditions limit fruit size, rather than main season. Thick, firm, deep orange flesh and very compact seed cavity. Heavy netting with no sutures. Very good flavor. Resistant FW2, PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping.

Sensation Series

2385 Dove F1 70 days. Early and sweet. Avg Brix reported at 15.5, near the top for melons. Soft, creamy flesh is white but may show some green near rind at early picking, or rose tinted at center at later picking. Netting is a delicate tracery over green to orange rind. Specialty markets will ask for more.

2464 Sensation F1 85 days. 8 x 7½", 5½ lb-6 lb. A gourmet melon with good shelf life in addition to superb sugar and aroma. White interior with green tinge near rind is super sweet and keeps well when harvested at early yellow rind stage. Flesh is crisp and sweet at this stage with full aroma and flavor. Highest yield potential of its type. Rind is thin but distinctly netted. Skin progresses from green immature, to yellow at good keeping stage, to orange at soft mature stage. Resistant FW0·1·2, PM. Fresh Mkt

Orange Flesh Honeydew

2504 Temptation #1 F1 8 5-90 days. Orange fleshed honeydew. 6½" round melons with smooth creamy rind and sweet orange flesh and a green band near rind. Avg wt 4½ lbs. Excellent eating quality, high novelty appeal for cut melon mkts. Resistant FW2.

2480 Citrino F1 Mid Season orange fleshed Honeydew. Large round fruit with smooth creamy white rind. Flesh is dense and firm with moderately closed cavity, high brix and delicious flavor undertones. Excellent holding ability under long shipping. Resistant PRSV. Tolerant PM. Fresh Mkt, Shipping, Cut Melon Sales.

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