Lambkin is a gourmet melon that is early to mature and easy to grow in containers or garden soil. The oval shaped melon weights between 2 and 4 pounds with a thin rind surrounding sweet, aromatic, white flesh. The flavor is the reason to grow Lambkin. Because Lambkin is early to harvest, a gardener need not wait very long for the ripe melons. The length of time from transplanting young plants into the garden until ripe fruit is about 65 to 75 days. The unusual pattern on the melon skin is yellow with green mottling. Years ago, this pattern reminded someone of the skin of the toad, thus the name, Piel de sapo, type melon. Since the melons store longer, it is also called the Christmas melon.