Edible gardening guide

How to grow delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruit at home

Garden-to-table guide to melons

Tips for growing and caring for melons, plus our favorite recipes come harvest time

Even more unique varieties
Photo by Iain Bagwell; written by Amy Machnak

Even more unique varieties

Don't miss these other varieties. Clockwise, from top left:

  • Crimson Sweet: Crisp, sweet, and mild, with medium red flesh.
  • Charentais: Deep orange and juicy, with a flowery aroma.
  • Eel River: Supersoft texture, gentle flavor, and elegant perfume; orange flesh.
  • Ha-ogen: Chin-drippingly juicy, with slightly savory, tropical flavors and pale green flesh.
  • Honeyloupe: Hybrid that tastes and looks like a cross between cantaloupe and honeydew; bright orange, sweet, and juicy.
  • Mickey Lee: Red flesh with a clean taste and slightly grainy texture.
  • Moon and stars: Bright to pinkish- red flesh and a sweet-tart flavor.
  • New Orchid: Pale orange flesh and a rich, honey-like flavor.
  • Galia: As sweet, juicy, and succulent as a summer peach, with soft green flesh.
  • Eel River (pictured again).
  • New Orchid (pictured again).
  • Canary: Dense green flesh with a sweet flavor that’s musky in a good way, like grapes.
  • Ambrosia: Sweet, floral, and deeply flavorful orange flesh.


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