Noir des Carmes Melon
- Fruits have a dark green skin that ripens to orange
- Sweet, orange flesh is very aromatic
- Fruit tends to split when ripe
- 75 days
- ±1,200 seeds/oz
A true French cantaloupe named for the Carmelite monks who once tended it in France. One of the easiest to grow and most luxurious of all melons. Rich black-green skin when immature, ripening to orange mottled with green. Sweet, aromatic, orange flesh; flavor is complex and deeply satisfying. Tends to split when ripe. Very productive. 75 days. ±1,200 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Noir des Carmes Melon
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - 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.
Ratings & Reviews
We tried growing these 2 years in a row but the fruits all tasted bland.
Aromatic is an understatement
by R Barry
Vigorous, many fruits. Very aromatic as described. No splits with drip irrigation.
could have been so good, but....
Convenient personal size, but I could not catch these before they split. I have drip irrigation but would check these every day. They change color as they ripen, which is so helpful! But every time I got the sweet, fully ripe melon, they had busted out their bottom. And when I picked them early, lackluster flavor. Zone 8b
We are sorry to hear that the Noir des Carmes was not what you had hoped. These melons do tend to split when ripe, so that can be a challenge. We hope that you will try another variety of melon! Thank you, Jody