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Western Cantaloupe

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The Western type melon is the typical, round, lightly netted cantaloupe used for production in the Western U.S. and used for long-haul shipping. These types typically have a very tight seed cavity and concentrated fruit sets. Although these varieties are mainly grown in the Western U.S., they do grow well in the Northern and Eastern U.S. too.

Untreated and Organic varieties are identified with or .
Further information on seed type is provided on each variety page.

Photo of Melon Cruiser F1, Western Type Melon
Melon Cruiser F1


The Harris Seeds company began catalog operation in 1879. It evolved from the efforts of Joseph Harris who was extremely successful in the selection of superior strains of vegetables and grains. The company became wildly popular because of his basic business philosophy - "Offer my customers a quality product at a fair price and they will return."



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