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Petit Gris de Rennes Melon (25-50 seeds) (ML104) $3.50

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Petit Gris de Rennes Melon

         
 
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85 days. Dense, 2-lb fruits have orange flesh that is superbly sweet, flavorful, and perfumed. This variety is early and well adapted to cool climates. The fruit weighs around 2 lbs and has a grey-green rind. This fine French variety is of the best quality and is the favorite melon of the French melon expert and author Bruno Defay. Rare in the USA. One of our most-requested market melons, specialty growers love them because they command top prices! We continue to receive rave reviews about this melon, which is surely one of the best Charentais types.
 
Petit Gris de Rennes Melon
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 23
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

95.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Courtney T
Location:
Tipp City, OH, United States
Date:
December 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Im impressed
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Powdery mildew

Review:

I grew these melons in a raised bed. Well, to say I grew them is a strong statement, I tossed some seeds in a raised bed and proceeded to ignore it. To my delight, besides some late season powdery mildew, they flourished. The only downside is that I was never able to taste them since I was away traveling around harvest time so they rotted on the vine. Imagine my confusion when the following year dozens of melon seeds sprouted amidst the pepper plants I was now growing there. I’ve never known a melon to overwinter in my zone 6. Long story short, better luck next time!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sarah M.
Location:
Grand Rapids, MI, United States
Date:
September 8, 2017
          4.0
 
First melon that grew well
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, good for the north

What are the cons? powdery mildew prone

Review:

Planted these as an afterthought and was pleasantly surprised. Planted seeds outside directly last week of may (zone 5). Seedlings were attacked by cucumber beetles, which set them back, but they kept growing. Only gave them a top dress of compost for fertilization. Neglected them, no irrigation, part shade, coolish Michigan weather. Still gave me a half dozen softball size melons. Very sweet and delicious. Despite uneven rainfall, I didn't have the problem with splitting that some have described. Late in the season, leaves developed powdery mildew,but I let it go as the melons were almost ripe. I think if I actually take care of them, give them some sun, and fertilize and water properly, they will produce nicely for me. I look forward to trying them again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
suse
Location:
dexter, IA, United States
Date:
August 23, 2017
          4.0
 
Tasty melon
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? tasty, texture easy ripe

What are the cons? melon can split at blossom end

Review:

Very good for home gardener who wants a tasty melon that is easy to tell when ripe. Very flavorful, sweet and has nice texture. Reminds me of flavor of Athena melon, a sweet commercial variety. Not a good one for the market place because several fruits "blew out " at the blossom end. It may be a water issue but we had a dry summer so not sure what causes this. I would plant this again for the flavor aspect alone. A must try!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jungleman
Location:
Hickory, NC, United States
Date:
July 31, 2017
          4.0
 
Best of the best.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Fast to mature

What are the cons? Splits often

Review:

Best of the best. A ripe one taste incredible and lingers on in your mouth afterwards. Cut back on water near harvest or they will split. They split very often. If they split I will harvest off vine and put diatomaceous earth in split/crack and and they will still nicely ripen in 1- 2days. Most melons do not grow well for me here in NC. It is very wet and hummid in the summer time and we always get downy mildew and powdery mildew. These melons show some disease resistance and when the mildew starts to get bad in late july early august you are harvesting.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nivekt
Location:
West Columbia, SC, United States
Date:
June 27, 2017
          5.0
 
Buy these
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet, juicy, flavorful

What are the cons? Split when mature.

Review:

Incredible little melon. Grew these on my back porch in 15 gallon smart pots and they did wonderfully in a mushroom compost soil. So sweet and juicy. Harvesting each one was a treat and they didn't last long in my fridge. I'm growing many more next season! You have to be careful when reaching maturing as they will split after watering. Watch them very closely after watering and harvest if they split before the bugs get them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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