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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: 49
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

79.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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

3 out of 3 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

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pedey
Location:
Texarkana, TX, United States
Date:
July 16, 2016
          5.0
 
Exceptional.
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet and juicy.

What are the cons? None.

Review:

If you are tired of bland cantaloupes, try these. Everyone I have shared these with loves them. I'll never plant another honeydew or cantaloupe.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

21 out of 23 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

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26 out of 26 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

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