Kevin the charleston grey type that I like the best is called Greystone and it
was hybridized and is sold commercially by Hollar Seeds. You can call them
and ask for a sample pack (50 seeds) I've done this a couple of times,but they know me by now and it doesn't work any more, at least for me. I can't buy commercial quantities in order to grow just one variety. But it's a great melon.
The two best cantaloupes that I grow are Super 45 and Sugar Queen, both from Willhite's. They are very different melons in every aspect, but IMHO, growing anything else is a waste of time.
My other favorite red melon is Big Stripe (Willhites) and the only red that I grow. It's a crimson sweet type, but far superior than CS.
My other favorite yellow fleshed is Gold Strike, also from Willhite's. IMHO, the two best yellows are GS and Orangeglo.
I just finished tilling my patches and put out landscape fabric. This afternoon I'll put out the irrigation system and probably plant next week. We're supposed to go back down to the 50's at night the next few days, and that's not good for germination.