Ananas D’Amerique A Chair Verte Melon
This historic heirloom was grown by Thomas Jefferson in 1794. It was offered commercially in the USA in 1824, and it was illustrated in color in France in 1854 in the Vilmorin Igot.
I’m not a fan of grocery store cantalope. Don’t judge melons by the melons in grocery stores. It may be why folks think of this as a blah fruit.
From the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalog