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Noir de Carmes Melon (25-50 seeds) (ML109) $2.75
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Noir de Carmes Melon

         
 
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80 days. A beautiful and rare heirloom from France, and the famous "Black Rock" melon preserved by the Carmelite monks. It was mentioned by Mawe & Abercrombie in 1787. Nearly black in color, the fruit turns orange as it ripens. They are deeply ribbed and have smooth skin. The flesh is orange in color, thick, flavorful and perfumed. Excellent and unusual. The fruit weigh about 3-6 lbs. each.

 
Noir de Carmes Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

62.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mark
Location:
Bastrop, TX
Date:
July 2, 2014
          2.0
 
Noir de Carmes
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? grows well

What are the cons? splits open before ripe

Review:

These Noir de Carmes grew very well. Lots of little melons. But here in the heat of central Texas every single one of them is splitting open as it starts to turn a little yellow. So probably a better melon to grow in milder climates.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Mark 2 Jul 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bill S
Location:
Concord, CA
Date:
April 21, 2014
          5.0
 
Black Rock Love the title
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Amazing sweat taste & smell

What are the cons? Can be a challenge to grow

Review:

This and a another French melon (this is also from France) were my first attempt to grow melons and I really enjoyed growing them. I especially liked this melon because of the immature "black" skin, which stays that way until it suddenly changes color when it matures (you KNOW when it's ready to eat). Also the smell is wonderful throughout the growing season. Be sure to support the fruits as they grow and keep them off the ground. Otherwise, enjoy the wonderful smell from France!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Bill S 21 Apr 2014

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Nickname:
Lizard
Location:
Cincinnati, OH
Date:
August 24, 2013
          3.0
 
Hopes dashed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? PROLIFIC!

What are the cons? Succumbs to fungal disease

Review:

These melons are prolific beyond compare, and the two I picked early on smelled so wonderful that I almost died with happiness. The first two tasted wonderful, and I was ecstatic with anticipation. However, all the other million melons on my two vines succumbed to a fungal disease that left them yellow and rotten. They ended up compost. Major bummer because my hopes were so wonderfully high. Sadly, I'll probably try other varieties (from Baker Creek) next season.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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By Lizard 24 Aug 2013

4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Melonhead
Date:
December 15, 2011
          5.0
 
Great Melon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I planted Noir de Carmes 2 per 1/2 whiskey barrels. I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico. These melons were delicious, and productive, a must try for any one who loves melons.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Melonhead 15 Dec 2011

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Levente
Date:
January 1, 2011
          5.0
 
Pleasant surprise
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

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Review:

This melon was a pleasant surprise for me. Very prolific, early, with good sized melons that change color when ripe (nice feature I admit). And they smell sweet and taste sweet as well. Was a good seller early in the season at the local farmer's market too.Germination rate was highest among all other melons I tried in this season, almost 100%!The plant was sensitive to fungal disease though, actually Noir the carmes was the first melon to show the signs of a disease in this season. Anyway, I plan to grow them next season as well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Levente 1 Jan 2011

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