Field tests of Maverick have indicated that this high quality cantaloupe has excellent yield potential. In tests, Maverick has consistently been one of the best yielding varieties. The 4 to 5-1/2 lb. fruit have a slight oval shape and are produced on vines that are resistant to powdery mildew and intermediate resistance to Fusarium wilt (races 0 and 2). The thick, bright orange flesh has outstanding flavor, sweetness and melt-in-your-mouth quality. The rind has coarse netting and slight sutures.