An early to late cantaloupe with extended shelf-life, and improved flesh colour and taste.
• Extended shelf life
• High brix, excellent flavour and eating quality
• Attractive round fruit with a well-developed net
• Firm Salmon-orange flesh, attractive when used for fresh-cut
A hybrid cantaloupe melon. Eastern Shipper external appearance and Western Shipper internal qualities, referred to as extended shelf life.
Main season 90 - 95 days.
A vigorous plant with a healthy leaf cover that protects maturing fruits well against sunburn. Flowers and sets fruit over a prolonged period to give high yield.
Harvest indicators include net development, the change of the rind colour from olive green to beige, and cracking around the peduncle. Large sized fruit with weight of 1.8 – 3.0 kg. The shape is round to slightly oval with a medium to dense net. GATSBY has salmon-orange flesh colour, firm flesh texture with a medium seed cavity and a thin green rind, ensuring a high recovery rate.
HR: Fusarium (Fom) 0, 2
IR: Powdery Mildew (Px) 1, 2
GATSBY is a widely adaptable and performs well in spring and summer plantings. It can also perform well during the winter in warm climates.
Very high yield potential.
Features & Benefits:
Very high yielding, with very uniform fruit shape and large fruit size. Attractive salmon-orange flesh colour with firm flesh, improved shelf life and high brix.