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Question #91771 posted on 10/29/2018 4:36 p.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What breed(s) of cantaloupes did the Bishop Storehouse have fresh/whole in Boise, Idaho between the years 1992 and 1996? They were pretty awesome. For reference, they were fully netted and didn't have deep ribbing (if any ribbing at all; I don't recall any ribbing). They were probably about 5 pounds each, and had orange flesh, of course. They were quite sweet.

-Jelly

A:

Dear Jelly,

Although records of what types of cantaloupe the bishop's storehouse in Boise had in the 1990's either no longer exist or aren't available to the public, I was able to find this chart that lists different varieties of cantaloupe. Based on your description of the cantaloupe characteristics, it sounds like it was probably either Athena, Sweet Granite Organic, or Tasty Bites (although my money is on the Athena, because they seem to most closely match your description). Athena cantaloupes are apparently a favorite among cantaloupe growers and buyers, they're very disease resistant, and they store pretty well, so they seem like a likely candidate for the bishop's storehouse.

-Alta