(75-90 days. Open-pollinated) Heirloom from the Univ. of Minnesota in the 1930s. 6-in. fruit with deep-orange flesh. Resistant to Fusarium Wilt. When ripe, the fruit of this melon will slip from the vine when pulled. If they aren’t ripe – they won’t slip. Around the beginning of August, begin to check the melons and when they start ripening, pick the melons each day. Otherwise, this variety tends to pop open when over-ripe. One of the sweetest melons ever; well worth attentiveness to the harvest.