Oka Melon

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Oka Melon

5671 - Cantaloup: Oka. This heirloom variety was grown in the Montreal area in 1920's and 1930's. orange flesh and excellent taste. (Bizard Island Strain) Bred around 1912 by Father Athanase of the Trappist Monastery at La Trappe, Quebec. Oka was a cross of the green-fleshed Montreal Market and Banana. After a few years of refining, seed was first offered to gardeners in 1924 by Joseph Breck & Sons of Boston. Disappeared for years before being rediscovered on the Island of Bizard, Quebec, Canada. Great flavor and texture. 80-90 days.

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