Petit Gris de Rennes Melon

80-85 days. The champagne of Melons, this French heirloom produces small two to three pound dense Melons with heavenly-sweet, perfumed orange flesh. Adaptable to most climates including cooler zones, these divine dark gray-green Melons are quite rare yet are the top pick in Melon taste tests. (OP.)

This item will ship in mid-January, 2021.

One packet of about 20 seeds
In stock
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Nothing speaks the sultry language of summer like the juicy taste of Melons. Direct-sow the seed 4 weeks before the last spring frost date and transplant out when nighttime temperatures are reliably 55°F. Install supportive trellising structure through which to train the vines. As Melons reach maturity, stop watering to prevent splitting. Harvest when the stem disconnects readily from the vine. Fat-free and low-calorie, most Melons are high in Vitamins A and C. For wild raves and acclaim, make Shelburne Farm's Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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