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Petit Gris de Rennes Melon
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Petit Gris de Rennes Melon

Richly Flavored French Heirloom

  • French heirloom variety
  • 2 lb. fruits with small seed cavities
  • Sweet, richly flavored flesh with powerful fragrance
  • Open pollinated
  • A flavor unlike modern melons
In our garden trials, this cantaloupe stood up to disease pressure better than most hybrid melons we grew. An open-pollinated, French heirloom, Petit Gris de Rennes produces 2 lb. fruits with small seed cavities, powerful fragrance and sweet, richly flavored flesh that have hints of caramel. Its flavor is unlike any modern hybrid melon that we've tried. The fruits are as attractive as they are delicious. They have dark gray-green skins and deep orange flesh. Cantaloupe seed can be directly sown into the garden or a Grow Tub after the danger of spring frost has passed. 85 DAYS.

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  • Botanical Name: aegopodium podagraria 'variegatum
  • Height: 8-12"
  • Spacing: 18-24"
  • Depth: Set at the same depth it is growing at in the pot, firm well and water thoroughly
  • Spread: 23-25"
  • Light Required: shade, partial sun
  • Color: white
  • Foliage: ovate serrated leaflets are apale gray-green with white-or cream edged variegation
  • Blooms: early to mid summer
  • Zone: 3-9
  • Form: herbaceous perennial
  • Flower Form: white, flat topped finely textured inflorescenes are similar to those of Wild Carrot
  • Soil Requirements: plant in well drained, humus rich soil
  • Growth Rate: moderate once established, which takes aprroximately 3-4 weeks
  • Comments: foliage will often scorch in hot dry full sun conditions. Foliage often declines by mid-summer to the point where mowing on a high setting is needed to revitalize a planting. Invasive tendencies must be considered prior to siting this plant in the landscaping.

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