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Petit Gris de Rennes Melon Seed

Petit Gris de Rennes Melon Seed

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Petit Gris de Rennes Melon  (80-85 days) 

Approximately 25 seeds per seed pkg

An amazing French melon first noted in the garden of Bishop of Rennes nearly 400 years ago.  

The fruit has an orange flesh that is deliciously sweet, flavorful and aromatic.

Petit Gris de Rennes is an early melon and well adapted to cool climates like our here in Pacific Northwest.

The fruit weighs about 2 -3 lbs. and have a grey-green rind. 

Very hard to find here in the United States.  

We have a limited supply watch the quantity in stock and get your order in.

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Seed Planting Depth

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100' Row Yield

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1/2" 30-35 65-80 3-10 60-72" 36-48" 75 lb. Full

Cucumis melo

Planting Tips:

Can be direct sown in warmer climates after soil temperatures reach 70, plant 3-4 seeds 1/2” deep in hills 3-4’ apart on rows 5-6’ apart.  Once established, thin to two strongest plants.  For cooler climates we prefer to start in pots in the greenhouse and transplant later when night time temperatures stay above 55 degrees.  Start seedlings 3 weeks before last frost.  Once seedlings are 4” tall and soil temperatures are 70, plant in rich loose soil.

Keep well watered until fruits are tennis ball sized and then water only if absolutely needed.  (We know organic farmers that never water them and grow amazinging melons, but a great deal depends on your soil.)

Remember, you must have a healthy population of pollinators like bees to get a good fruit set.

Seeding Rate:

4,500 plants/acre, aproximately 1/4-1/3 lb.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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  • Author: Dave Yewell
    Gorgeous color, wonderful fragrance, we could not get any flavors to develop

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