Melon Petit Gris de Rennes Seed Packet, Piccolo | Hallesches Haus

Melon Petit Gris de Rennes Seed Packet


Petit Gris de Rennes is an ever-so-sweet, juicy little melon with bright orange flesh. Its name translates as “little grey” for the dark green appearance of its skin before ripening. Originally cultivated in the garden of the Bishop of Rennes nearly four hundred years ago, it is now included in Slow Food’s Ark of Taste. Its astonishing survival to the present day is unquestionably due to its brown-sugar sweetness and intense flavour, making it la crème de la crème of French melons. This easy-to-grow heirloom variety arrives early, making it a good choice for northern gardens with short seasons. It’s perfect for smaller gardens and containers, with compact vines that grow to only 90 cm and produce good yields.

Piccolo was born in 2012 with the intention of offering select seeds for urban gardens, plants specially designed for pot growing: compact, dwarf varieties, and suitable for terrace garden spaces. Their carefully selected seeds are packed with sustainable and completely recyclable materials.

Contains 10 seeds

Growing instructions included

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