Noir Des Carmes
An extremely luxurious melon and one of the easiest to grow.
(aka Black Rock) French heirloom first mentioned by Mawe & Abercromie in 1787 and named for the Carmelite monks who once tended it in France. An extremely luxurious melon and one of the easiest to grow. About the size of a softball. Sweet, aromatic, orange flesh. Very productive. Fruits ripen from almost black to orange. Pick just before ripe to prevent splitting.