Boule d'Or Melon

SKU: 1407
$3.95 to $12.34

Item Details

(aka Golden Perfection) Famous French melon listed by Vilmorin in 1885. Sweet smooth winter melon with a hard rind. Pale green flesh is an absolute delight. Fruits will keep for several weeks if kept cool and dry. Very hard to find.

  • 95-110 days
  • ±500 seeds/oz
  • Conventional
  • Stores well
  • Smooth, hard rind
  • Flavorful, pale green flesh

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating

Melons are traditionally eaten raw or fresh. Top a slice of melon with a dash of salt and serve with any meal or on its own!

Melon pairs nicely with both sweet and savory flavors so you can combine it with other fruits in a salad or toss with mint, feta, and cured pork or bacon.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.

  • Direct Seed: 1" Deep
  • Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
  • Thin: To 3-4 Plants
  • Light: Full Sun

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Best honeydew I've ever grown


This melon grew well, despite a hot, dry climate, I watered it well and left it to do it's own thing. It tolerted that I am not the most attentive weeder, and the melons were sweet and refreshing. None of them even made it into my kitchen, they all got cracked open and eaten while we were working in the garden.