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Noir des Carmes Melon Seeds (Cucumis melo cv.)

$3.95
Item #:
600767
Availability:
Due to increased demand there is a 1-2 week shipping delay with seeds.
Item #:
600767
Availability:
Due to increased demand there is a 1-2 week shipping delay with seeds.
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Description

Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
Noir des Carmes Melon is a beautiful and rare French heirloom variety with dark green, deeply ribbed skin and flavorful orange flesh named for the Carmelite monks who preserved them.  This true European cantaloupe was mentioned in The Universal Gardener and Botanist by Thomas Mawe and John Abercrombie in 1778.

Direct sow seeds in hills or rows after the last spring frost; for hills, sow 6-8 seeds per 18"-wide hill, then thin to the best 3 plants per hill.  Melons prefer soil on the dry side.  Harvest when the melon slips easily off of the vine.  Approximately 20 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun to Part Shade Direct Sow 1" Thin to 12-18" apart, rows 4-6'; or hills 4-6' 75 12-18"H

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