Petit Gris de Rennes Melon


Petit Gris de Rennes Melon | Ecologically grown
Cucumis melo | Annual | Heirloom

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.

Planting tip: Direct seed 1-2 weeks after the last frost. One can also start indoors 4 weeks before the planting date.

Harvesting tip: Harvest when yellow

Storage tip: Ripe melon lasts 4 weeks in cold storage.