This melon hails from Chico, California. Grown by John Bidwell (1819-1900), a Civil War General and U.S. Senator who procured his stock seed from the USDA in 1869. Amy Goldman, author of Melons for the Passionate Grower, says the flesh “tastes like heavenly orange sherbet.” An enormous melon—14" long by 9" wide and weighing 16 pounds. So big you won’t believe it’s real! 90-95 days.
We are not taking orders for the 2020 gardening season at this time!