Last year was a terrible melon year. I had complete failure at the old Slow Hand Farm site. Melons are a bit marginal for us here in the upper valley anyway, and they're really bigger than makes sense for the very small shares, but I love them and so I always plant a few out hoping for the best. This year it looks like we'll get some, maybe even enough to get one in everyones' shares. We're growing two melons: Golden Midget and Delicious 51.
Golden Midget is a mini watermelon which has a rind that turns golden when it's ripe. We ate the first ripe one on the farm today and it was tasty! The flesh is your standard watermelon red with black seeds. If you want to do the farm a favor save the seeds and dry them on a plate. Then send them back to us with a little note telling us what they are and we'll plant them out again next year.
Delicious 51 is a muskmelon, what is more commonly referred to here in the states as cantaloupe. True cantaloupe is a slightly more fussy melon that takes a bit longer than the muskmelon, but they look and taste very similar. I've grown Delicious 51 in the past with good success and while there probably won't be enough of either variety for everyone to get both, I'm pretty sure everyone will get one or the other this season.