Prescott Fond Blanc melon

Prescott Fond Blanc melon

Origin - France

Days to ripen - 90

Rind - Green and cream blotched, heavily ribbed   Flesh - Orange.   Fruit weight -  to 2kg.

Ripeness indicator - goes yellow, slips, fragrant

Low yielding. Some trials have low flavour rating.

 My Notes

Even though most reviews give this variety fairly poor taste and productivity reports, this year it excelled in both for me. The taste was amazing and sweet and the plants were very productive. maybe it was the hot, dry weather.

 

Seeds available from most heirloom seed websites.  

 

Fruit at 65 days from germination

2015/16 season

This year I am growing this melon for seed to sell to seed companies. Planting is a month early this year due to unseasonably warm weather for this time of year.

15/09/15 - Seeds planted

 

 2012 Growing season

3rd Oct: seeds sown

20th Oct: Germinating. germination delayed by cool nights.

30 Nov: flowering

21 Jan: first fruit ripe