Schellenberg's Favorite

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Schellenberg's Favorite
Maturity late
Growth habit indet.
Leaf type regular
Fruit color orange
Fruit shape flattened, oblate, beefsteak
Fruit size medium
Fruit type slicer
Variety type open-pollinated, heirloom
Country Germany


85 days, indet., regular leaf, medium to large fruit (8-12 oz), deep yellow on outside, mango-colored inside, good yield, very few seeds. Very good sweet flavor.

Seed source:

1. CA BL L 08 (Linda Black, California) / WI MI B 04 (Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin)
2. Mireille Blais, QC, Canada 07

Year grown: 2007 (Mireille Blais, germination failure, no seeds left), 2008 (CA BL L)

Location: Zone 7b, PNW, Anmore, BC, Canada (760 ft above sea level)


90 days, indet., regular leaf plant with good yield of 8-12 oz yellow-orange fruit, excellent taste.
WI MI B 97 (Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin)

Location: Oblong, Illinois


  • Old heirloom from the Schellenberg family near Mannheim, Germany.
  • According to Heirloom Seeds, it was first commercially introduced in the United States by Heirloom Seeds.
  • First introduced to SSE in 1997 by Bill Minkey of Darien, Wisconsin (WI MI B).

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