Organic Noir de Carmes Melon (Cucumis melo)
A revered French heirloom, cultivated by Carmelite monks in the 1800s, Noir de Carmes is a gorgeous, spherical melon that grows well throughout US, including northern climates. With ebony-green skin that matures to a speckled orange, this sugary cantaloupe is succulent and aromatic. To prevent splitting, do not overwater near maturity.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 4-10 days
- Maturity: 75-80 days
- Direct sow ½” deep in full sun after last frost or start indoors and 3-4 weeks prior to past frost. Harden off seedlings before planting.
- Plant in hills of 6-8 seeds; thin to 3-4 plants. Hills should be 6’ apart in all directions, or plant in rows and thin to 8-12” between plants in rows 6-8” apart.