Prescott Fond Blanc is a popular variety of Melon, which belongs to the Cucumis genus (Cucumis melo 'Prescott Fond Blanc'). Prescott Fond Blanc is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Golden yellow and Mellow yellow and Unmellow Yellow. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.0 cm (that's 0.78 inches in imperial) in diameter.The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours: Mellow yellow and Yellow-green. Leaves appear approximately as a Bright green and Kelly green colour.
A French heirloom with delicious sweet, fragrant flesh. 2-3 kilo fruit.This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Prescott Fond Blanc is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.
France is believed to be where Prescott Fond Blanc originates from.
Be aware that Prescott Fond Blanc Melon typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.
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Water well and watch out for spidermite. When vine is about 50cm long pinch out the tip to encourage side shoots from which the flowers and then fruit developTry to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Prescott Fond Blanc is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. Ensure your soil is potting mix and loamy and has a ph of between 6.1 and 7.5 as Melon is a weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil loving plant.
Sow mid to late spring in pots and germinate in the warmth 27 to 32CTry to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.89 feet (58.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.5 inches (1.27 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Prescott Fond Blanc about 14 days before your last frost date.
Plant out in warmer areas when plants have 4 or 5 true leaves. The ground having been previously prepared earlier in the season with manure. Better to grow in poly tunnel or greenhouseEnsure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 15°C / 59°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Prescott Fond Blanc is a tender plant.
As fruit develop, raise them off the ground on a brick or large stone. The melon is ripe when it smells beautiful
Ripe fruit weigh four to nine pounds each.This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by mid autumn.
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