D'Alger melon

Origin - France. A very old French heirloom, pre 1800.

Days to ripen -

Rind - Ribbed, dark green, almost black, with silver splashes. As they ripen they turn yellow with near red splashes.   Flesh - smooth and creamy., light orange.  Fruit weight -  

 Compact vines.   

 My Notes:  (2011) With the bad year I had last year this is the only D'alger fruit I managed to partially ripen. I have a couple of plants in this year but they were planted late. Will have to see how they go.


 Seeds available from www.rareseeds.com  and www.cherrygal.com