Cucumis melo d'Oka

Muskmelon Oka / Cantaloupe 'Oka'

Melon brodé d'Oka
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Best known for their exquisite cheese, the Trappist monks of Oka, Quebec, are also responsible for the heirloom Oka cantaloupe, or muskmelon. Developed in 1912, the melon disappeared from seed catalogues in the 60s. Seeds were found many years later near Montreal, and voila! A Quebec heirloom melon. Thick, aromatic orange flesh, that when dehydrated, tastes just like dried mango. Somewhat flat at the ends, it looks a little like a pumpkin, but with deep ridges on the outside, like a muskmelon. The rind is still green when ripe. Takes 80 days to ripen.

Plant details
Category
Fruits and vegetables
Exposure
Sunny
Rusticity
Zone
Height
15 - 30 cm
Staggering
1,2 - 1,8 m
Flowering

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