Sharlyn is a very special melon variety to us. The product of cross breeding its parents were primarily cultivated in Southern France/ Northern Italy and Algeria as early as the late fifteenth century. We obtained the seeds back in the late 80's from a melon grower in southern Arizona during the building of Seeds Of Change. We grew it in large fields for seed back then. It was so delicious, a definite favorite. We brought the seeds north to boulder in 2000. With care and good timing we manage to produce good crops here and so can you.