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Noir Des Carmes Melon

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French Heirloom 1787. A rare Heirloom preserved by the Carmelite monks of France who grew them in monastery gardens. Has deep smooth ribs and skin so dark green that it is almost black but ripens to mottled orange. Aromatic flesh that is gently sweet. Grows 2-3 lb fruits. 

 

Scientific Name: Cucumis melo

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 21C

Germination time in days: 4-10 days

Indicative Days to maturity: 80 Days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: humus, well drained and fertile soil

Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 1.5 cm deep at 21C soil temperature. Direct sow in a polytunnel after last frost when soil temperature is over 21 °C.