Noir des Carmes Melons
Noir des Carmes Melons are French cantaloupe melons.
The smooth, ribbed skin ripens from almost black to very dark green to orange mottled with medium green.
They will be 4 to 6 inches wide (10 to 15 cm), and weigh 2 to 3 pounds (900 to 1400g.)
The orange flesh inside is sweet and aromatic.
Noir des Carmes Melons were known by 1787.
The name means "Black of the Carmelite monks."
Cantaloupe MelonsBlue Ridge Melons; Butterscotch Melons; Cantaloupe Melons; Hale's Best Jumbo Cantaloupe Melons; Honeyball Melons; Montreal Melons; Noir des Carmes Melons
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Black Rock Melons; Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis (Scientific Name); Melons Noir des Carmes (French)