What's the story with Sprite melons?
I've just about got my fall seed orders figured out, but I thought I would like to try a melon. I need something that produces fairly small fruit and can be trellised and I don't care for muskmelons all that much, so I thought I would try a Sprite.
But when I search for seed sources it appears that everyone had it a couple of years ago (lots of cached pages and missing pages), but now only Clifton Seed sells it.
Does anyone know why the other major seed sellers no longer carry it? Johnny's had it, for example, but the old links just bring up a missing page, not a page with "crop failure" or anything. I know it's a patented variety, so I would understand if it had never been released, but since it was, I'm curious.