Charentais melon or cantaloupe
Yard-long Asian green beans – purple and green OR red cabbage
Cherry Tomatoes ‘Black Cherry,’ ‘Gold Nugget’ etc.
Farm fresh eggs
Apple ’Granny Smith’
Bell Pepper, Jalapeno, Hungarian Wax Pepper (hot), and Cayenne
The following passage is attributed to the 17th century French poet Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant, in reference to the Chanterais Melon.
This melon is firm to the centre, with few seeds like grains of gold*. It is better than the beloved apricot, better than strawberries and cream, better than the Holy pear of Tours or the sweet green fig. Even the muscat grape I love is bitterness and muck compared to this divine melon.
O sweet grassy snake ,crawling on a green bed. It is Apollo’s masterpiece. The brothels of Rouen will be free of the pox… tobacco smokers will have white teeth… I will forget my love’s favours before I forget you-
O fleur de tous les fruits! O ravisant MELON!
Must be a good melon!
Hot and Dry Growing Conditions