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Noir des Carmes Melon

Noir des Carmes Melon

Cucurbitaceae

Regular price $3.50 Sale

Noir des Carmes (Cucumis melo) A rare French Heirloom (1870) preserved in the Monasteries of France by the Carmelite monks. Has deep smooth ribs and skin so dark green that it appears black but ripens to a mottled orange, and aromatic flesh that is pleasantly sweet. Grows 2-3 pound fruits.

80 days to maturity

25 seeds per packet $3.50

Planting instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has passed, spacing 5-6 seed apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees Celsius. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mount.