MUSKMELON (Cucumis melo) (80-90 days) (25 seeds)— A beautiful muskmelon landrace creation from Joseph Lofthouse and Susan Oliverson. This extremely diverse landrace started with the sweetest, earliest maturing, pest resistant muskmelons and cantaloupes from five farms in Paradise, Utah. 40 varieties known for early maturity and sweetness were then allowed to cross pollinate into them. The diversity of the cantaloupe landrace from the Long Island Seed Project were also included. Finally many orange muskmelons were thrown in the mix to top things off! This genetic base is perfect for those looking to adapt the landrace to their space and taste. Plant, save seeds from the ones that do well and that you like, and repeat. Eventually you will end up with your landrace. Keeping it diverse will allow you to cope with different environmental conditions, resiliency, sustainability.
Seeds from Lofthouse-Oliverson Landrace Muskmelon are currently available under the terms of The Open Source Seed Initiative Pledge: You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.
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