(75 days) (Cantaloupe) 1787. This rare French heirloom is a heavy producer of very sweet, aromatic 2-3 lb. fruit that start out such a dark green in colour that are almost black. They gradually ripen to orange, mottled with green. One of the easiest melons to grow!
Melons are best started early indoors. Sow seed 1/4 – 1/2″ in a light soil mix. Best sown in flats 4 weeks before last frost. Plant out 3-4′ apart in rich soil in sun only when the soil have fully warmed up. Companions: marigolds, nasturtiums, corn, squash and oregano.