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Charentais Melon (25-50 seeds) (ML114) $2.50
BULK SEED 1 oz (ML114C) $7.00

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Charentais Melon

         
 
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85 days. A famous, superb heirloom. A French 2-3 lb. melon with light grey-green skin. The bright orange flesh is super sweet and very fragrant. This was my favorite melon in 2003. I just love the firm, sweet flesh. These are top sellers at high dollar markets.
 
Charentais Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 46
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

78.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mr. Greenjeans
Location:
Denver, CO, United States
Date:
January 17, 2016
          5.0
 
Charentais Melons
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Soooo sweet. Sooo perfumed

What are the cons? Squirrels like 'em too.

Review:

My first effort at these came in one of Denver's worst years for hail. I had to re-plant three times in two weeks so the resulting melons were only about 1-1/2 to two pounds. First thing we noticed was you could smell them while still on the vine, a sort of sweet floral scent in the air. The taste was spectacular. Profoundly sweet, starting out with a typical cantaloupe flavor but developing more complexity as you chewed. It finished with a very subtle but distinct floral quality on the pallet. Outstanding! My usual melons are history, it's Charentais from now on.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

19 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CaliforniaGirl
Location:
Sacrameto, CA, United States
Date:
December 2, 2015
          5.0
 
DIVINE
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Tastes like honey and caramel!

What are the cons? Splits

Review:

This melon tastes like a combination of honey and caramel. I've NEVER tasted a melon quite like this one. It's heavenly. The germination was rather slow, so much so that I didn't think it was going to make it. But the seeds did germinate and slowly, slowly, slowly I had some melons growing. I heavily mulched my garden this year with fresh oak wood chips as I live in drought stricken California, and it really seemed to keep these melons happy without much watering (one to two times weekly). And it was a HOT, DRY summer this year. I got a few large melons, and several smaller ones. When the melons get to their full size, go out and check on them every day. You will smell them several feet away when they are ready, and they display a beautiful green and orange skin that tells you they're ready. They do split if you wait too long, but I found they were perfectly ripe at that stage. Pick them before the bugs get them! They are DIVINE!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Cait
Location:
Champaign, IL, United States
Date:
August 26, 2015
          4.0
 
Be creative with your melons
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Taste, smell, ease of growth

What are the cons? Quickness to start rotting

Review:

Grew melons for the first time this year, including these beauties. Absolutely delicious. Today I made melon ice cream from the overripe and splitting ones, and it's incredible. I'm confident I could have frozen pieces as well to use later.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gardens of Eagan
Location:
Northfield, MN, United States
Date:
August 12, 2015
          2.0
 
Charentais
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? difficult to grow and pick

Review:

I grow melons in a hoophouse, we control the water and heat, and side by side this melon was the worst performer, Susceptible to mildew, over 85% split on blossom end even before ripe. Subtle clues only to indicate ripeness. Even when rotting it was tightly attached to vine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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30 out of 32 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Gary
Location:
Austin, TX
Date:
October 14, 2014
          5.0
 
Easy Tasty
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? taste , ease to grow

What are the cons? need to guard against aphids

Review:

as good as the ones I had in the Charente region of France, which is very good. Prolific in area 8 (Austin) with two or more melons per vine. VERY susceptible to melon aphids and these will decimate the entire melon patch in a few days.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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