(Cucumis melo) French heirloom, first mentioned by Mawe & Abercrombie in 1787; also known as the 'Black Rock' melon preserved by the Carmelite monks. Small, dark green, deeply ribbed fruit to 0.5kg, with smooth skin, ripening to a mostly orange, mottled green colour when fully ripe. Orange, sweet, aromatic flesh. Vine. Early variety, well suited to cooler climates. Rare, unusual variety. 75-85 days. 20 seeds
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