O'odham Ke:li Ba:so
Cucumis melo. A favorite of Tohono O'odham and Pima low- desert farmers. Fruits are casaba type with light green flesh. Very tasty—a staff favorite. The name in the O'odham language means "Old man’s chest“ referring to the wrinkly appearance of the fruit. O'odham men often refer to the fruit as “ohks tohn” which translates to "old woman's knees."
- Origin: low desert, about 1000' elevation
- Approx. 1g/25 seeds per packet.