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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.



History Notes

Noir des Carmes Melons were known by 1787.

Language Notes

The name means "Black of the Carmelite monks."

Cantaloupe Melons

Blue Ridge Melons; Butterscotch Melons; Cantaloupe Melons; Hale's Best Jumbo Cantaloupe Melons; Honeyball Melons; Montreal Melons; Noir des Carmes Melons

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Also called:

Black Rock Melons; Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis (Scientific Name); Melons Noir des Carmes (French)

Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Noir des Carmes Melons." CooksInfo.com. Published 29 April 2005; revised 26 June 2009. Web. Accessed 12/16/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/noir-des-carmes-melons>.

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