Noir des Carmes Melon
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 $3.95
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.