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Petit Gris de Rennes Premium Heirloom Cantaloupe

Sale price$4.26 USD


Pickup available at 57211 Rush Creek Rd Usually ready in 24 hours

Petit Gris de Rennes Premium Heirloom Cantaloupe

Packet - 20 seeds

57211 Rush Creek Rd

Pickup available, usually ready in 24 hours

57211 Rush Creek Rd
Ferryville WI 54628
United States

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85 Days to Maturity. Certified Organic.

Introducing the "Petit Gris de Rennes" melon: a small but mighty fruit from the fertile soils of Rennes, France. With its smooth, greenish-grey skin and juicy, sweet flesh, this melon offers a burst of refreshing flavor in every bite. Perfect for snacking or adding a touch of sophistication to your culinary creations, the Petit Gris de Rennes melon is a must-try for any food enthusiast seeking a taste of French excellence.

Direct Sow 1-2 weeks after last frost. Sow seeds 1" deep at about 1 seed per foot spacing in rows 5'-6' apart. Thin to 1 plant per 2'. Using a floating row cover can help retain heat and reduce cucumber beetle pressure. The melon's are likely ripe when the tendril opposite the melon turns brown and dry. Additionally, if you notice a rind beginning to soften on the ground, or you pick a melon up and smell a rich melon scent near the blossom end, it is ready to be enjoyed. These melons can be harvested using the 'slip' test: if it slips off the vine when giving the melon a firm tug, it is ready to eat (but this variety is also ready to eat before it reliably slips). 

Seed Source Information:

Lot # CO-OG-1171-2023: Grown by Circadian Organics in Viroqua, WI in 2023. Certified Organic. Tested at 99% germination in 2023.