Petit Gris de Rennes Melon
- Fruits weigh 2-3 pounds
- Juicy, sweet orange flesh
- Flavor like brown sugar when ripe
- 80-85 days
La crème de la crème of French cantaloupes. First noted in the garden of the Bishop of Rennes nearly 400 years ago. Petit Gris translates as “little grey,” named for its appearance before ripening. Fruits typically weigh 2-3 pounds and have a mustard and olive speckled rind. Flavorful sweet orange flesh is reminiscent of brown sugar. 80-85 days.
Learn to Grow Petit Gris de Rennes 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.