Plant: After last frost

Cucumis melo

25 seeds/pack    |   90-95 days   |   Heirloom

Just as Chico boasts a Bidwell Park, Bidwell Mansion and Bidwell Perk, the city can also claim the Bidwell Casaba. Using USDA seed stock from 1869, US Senator, John Bidwell, saved and improved this heavenly melon for years in Chico, CA. The fruits are huge at 9 x 14 inch and weighing 15 lbs. This is the sweetest melon we have ever tasted! 

$3.00

Plant: After last frost

Cucumis melo

25 seeds/pack   |   95-110 days

Also known as Golden Perfection, this French heirloom melon has a hard golden rind that protects the fruits and they are known to keep up to a month or more after harvest. Known as a winter melon, they will not slip from the vine when ripe. Instead allow them to stay on the vine until they darken to a deep golden color for maximum sweetness. 

$3.00

Plant: After last frost

Citrullus lanatus

25 seeds/pack   |   85-90 days  

These red-fleshed melons set the standard for sweetness, market readiness and disease resistance. Developed in 1964 at Kansas State University, it resists both fusarium wilt and anthracnose. Many thanks to all our watermelon-loving friends who helped us save this seed!

$3.00

Plant: After last frost

Citrullus lanatus

25 seeds/pack   |   85-90 days  

Heirloom melon with yellow/orange flesh and pale green rind. Large fruited variety from 10-30 lbs average. Very flavorful and juicy; just what you want a watermelon to be. Large seeds plentiful but easy to discard. This variety is known for being heat resistant and somewhat drought tolerant. We found they needed regular water but did resist sunburning due to the pale skin. 

$3.00

Plant: After last frost

Citrullus lanatus

25 seeds/pack   |   78 days

Yellow watermelon? That's right, and so good! This melon is so sweet and juicy that you can eat most of the rind too. It is an icebox size, 5-8 lbs with butter yellow flesh and colorful dark and light green exterior.  The small size makes it perfect for a one-sitting feast.  This melon is well suited to short season climates as it will mature early. Selected by Dr. Alan Kapuler. 

$3.00

Plant: After last frost

Cucumis melo

25 seeds/pack    |   75-80 days   |   Heirloom

This light and juicy green fleshed melon is very fragrant and tasty. Early maturing and heavy producer of small 2-3 lb fruits. Harvest when fruits turn yellow. Thought to be an Israeli adaption of an older native American variety. Vigorous growth. Main crop matures over a month long period and then a new crop of smaller fruits will continue to produce until the frost.

Photo by Josh Hincks

$3.00

Plant: After last frost

Cucumis melo

25 seeds/pack

Very sweet 2 lb fruits with green flesh. Known as 'green machine' for the amazing number of fruits produced on these compact vines. Fruits slip from vines when ripe. Bred in 1998 by Merlyn Niedens, this is a cross between ‘Jenny Lind’ and ‘Kansas.’ The name Ice Cream comes from the perfect bowl the melon makes when you remove the seeds. Perfect for a scoop of ice cream, that is!

$3.00