Golden Gopher Muskmelon
Open-pollinated. Heavily ribbed fruits have deep orange flesh of incomparable eating quality. Its Honeydew parentage accounts for its high sugar content as well as its resistance to Fusarian Wilt. Developed by the University of Minnesota in the 1930s, later saved from extinction. Called “Pop Open” melons because they sometimes split open when ripe. Hard to grow for market where Powdery Mildew is prevalent; very susceptible.