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■(TB) 'Melon Supreme'

1980, Niswonger

'Melon Supreme' (O. David Niswonger, R. 1979). Seedling 19-77. TB, 33" (84 cm). Midseason bloom. Standards near white with slight apricot color in midrib; Falls cantaloupe, edged white; tangerine beard. 'Coral Strand' X 'Peach Spot'. Cape Iris Gardens 1980.

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From Cape Iris catalog, 1980: MELON SUPREME (Niswonger'80) Sdlg.19-77: Coral Strand X Peach Spot, 33" (84 cm), TB, W5/06, Early-Mid., fertile both ways, 7 buds, nicely placed. This is a cantaloupe amoena from my pink amoena breeding program. There is a slight apricot color in the midribs and stds. and style arms. The falls are light orange with a rim around them and the bright tangerine beard makes a delightful color combination. It favors Peach Spot more than Coral Strand in color but it has the vigor and branching of Coral Strand. I have saved more seedlings from this cross than any other. It should be very useful in breeding pink amoenas. The stock is limited, but I wanted to make it available soon for breeders. $25.00.

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