(Cucumis melo) Documented by Vilmorin in Les Plantes Potageres
(1883). This cantaloupe was once a favorite of
French market gardeners. Fruits weigh 4-9 pounds
and have beautifully warted skin and dense sweet
flesh. Almost too pretty to eat! The fragrance
when fully ripe is incredible. Like all rock melons,
Prescott will not slip from the vine. Good drought
tolerance. 85-95 days.
SEEDS TO HILL
To 3-4 Plants
Green Thumb Tip Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12"
diameter hills after danger of frost has passed
and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all
directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can
also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.