Humankind has been enjoying melons for more than 4,000 years. Surprisingly, melons have never been found growing in the wild - other than escapees from someone's garden. Melons are believed to have originated in the hot valleys of southwest Asia - specifically Iran (Persia) and India. Early American settlers grew cultivars of honeydew and casaba melons back in the 1600s. Yet, only in recent times have many more varieties become available to the home gardener. The Honey Rock Cantaloupe is a great production variety, typically producing melons weighing 4 pounds or so. They are especially well suited to hot, humid climates. The incredibly sweet, deep orange flesh is especially succulent, growing from large flowers that are a favorite of bees, birds and other pollinators. Honey Rocks require only 75 - 80 days to reach maturity after germination. Excellent for home gardens and market growers. This melon keeps very well.