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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: 52
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

78.8% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Happy Gardener
Location:
Denver, CO, United States
Date:
March 3, 2017
          5.0
 
absolute favorite crop I grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? sweet smell when ripe

What are the cons? None.

Review:

I knew these were prone to splitting before I decided to buy them last year. regardless, I found a way to greatly minimize this and have a bumper crop (inconsistent/over watering can cause splitting) Harvest time came around, and my family went nuts over these melons.... (they're never excited about anything) they have found a permanent place in my garden. I have also found that putting the melons into and tying sheer nylon socks, bugs can't enter the split fruit.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

25 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Funk Princess
Location:
New Orleans, LA, United States
Date:
December 11, 2016
          4.0
 
Easy to Grow
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Good Producer

What are the cons? Fruit splits easily

Review:

I grew these in 2015 and 2016. I trellised them up on the chicken wire I have around my raised beds and even made a few hammocks out of old panty hose for a few of them. Once they're happy in the ground they grow quick and produce a good amount of fruit but need lots of water. I had 2 plants both years with a total of about 15 melons. Unfortunately they seem to reach ripeness and then split in the same minute. I'm out in that garden every day. Every single melon split and then because they are so fragrant the bugs got them instantly. I guess I should've picked them right before they were completely ripe. Also had to hand pollinate until the bees showed up. I'll try again in 2017.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
InternationalManofMelons
Location:
Houston, TX, United States
Date:
August 31, 2016
          3.0
 
Not sure what happened
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Vines grew easily

What are the cons? Never got a melon worth eating

Review:

First time growing these, after years of success with the American cantaloupes. We planted 8 or 10 of these, after reading all the wonderful reviews. Long story short, it's August and we still haven't got a melon worth eating. Some will be green on one side and over-ripe on the other. Splitting seems to be extremely prevalent. No issues with pests, other than the ants eating the ones already split. The family is mad and I guarantee I'll go back to the US ones that made the kids happy in past years.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

25 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jonib
Location:
Bixby, MO, United States
Date:
August 22, 2016
          5.0
 
HEAVEN ON EARTH
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? FLAVOR, AROMA

What are the cons? Slow to ripen

Review:

I just tasted my first Charentais today. And WOW! Best tasting melon on earth. The flesh is thick with a deep, almost florescent orange color. Very juicy and tender with small seed cavity. The fruity, perfume-like aroma is intoxicating. I tried to grow these a couple of times in past gardens; seeds planted in mounds of soil. Both times the plants succumbed to disease and died before producing fruit. This year, I grew them in hay bales and trellised the vines. I had no disease problems whatsoever and have quite a few melons that are just now ripening from 5 vines. If all the unripe melons ripen, we will have more than we can eat. It's easy to tell when they are ripe. The melons become a very pale green, almost white (the ditches stay green) and they will be heavily perfumed. They turn quickly so check daily. No matter what they look like, if they aren't heavily scented they are not ripe. I will ALWAYS have Charentais in my garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

27 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
electricvw
Location:
Marysville, CA, United States
Date:
July 27, 2016
          5.0
 
Melons Galore
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Best in the west.

What are the cons? They can split on the vine.

Review:

I tried these last year and got mine in late but still had a great harvest from the few plants that did grow. And boy did they grow. The flavor is just outstanding. I love them even more than normal cantaloupe and are my favorite. You do have to watch the color when they are ready to harvest and if you are a little late they do split on the vine. But once you figure out the color when ripe you will have no trouble harvesting them. Once picked they should not split. I kept the largest and best seed from a few that had split and kept them for this year. All my seed came up in 4 1/2 days. They did take a little to get going but once they started to grow they just took off. They do like lots of water. I got mine in late again but this time I have 8 full rows and each row is 22 ft long. Today I saw that all of them are now in full bloom and it won't be long before we have another great harvest. I will save seed again. I also gave some seed to friends so they can grow some. Pete :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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