Sweet Granite (OG) (Cucumis melo) The earliest-ripening cantaloupe ever grown! Only $3.99! Developed for far northern, coastal, and mountain climates. Gardeners in these difficult, cool weather areas often grow their first ripe melons ever, using this variety. The oblong, orange-fleshed fruits have light netting, and average about 3 lb. Melons are sweet with average flavor. An open-pollinated precursor to newer hybrids, released in 1966 by the late Prof. Meader, Univ. of New Hampshire.