Large, round melons averaging 25 lb. are light green with dark green stripes. Flesh is dark red, firm and fine-textured. Resistant to Fusarium wilt and anthracnose. GARDEN HINTS: For early fruiting and to overcome a short growing season, start seeds in a warm, well-lighted indoor area 3 to 4 weeks before last spring frost. Before transfer to garden, accustom plants to outdoor conditions by moving to a sheltered area outside for a week. Grow on plastic mulch to control weeds, conserve soil moisture and protect fruit by keeping it off the ground. Height: 8 - 10 inches. Bloom Time/Days To Maturity: Summer./88 days. Zone: 3 - 9 annual. Sun/Shade: Full sun. Spacing: 3 - 5 feet between plants, 5 - 8 feet between rows. Depth: 1 - 1 1/2 inches. Spread: 8 - 10 feet. Germination: 5 - 8 days. Yield: Approximately 40 fruits per 100 foot row. Comments: Disease resistant - fusarium wilt and anthracnose. High sugar content. Contains a few small seeds. Good keeper. Variety is at least 35 years old.