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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 French melon–super sweet and very fragrant. Light greygreen skin, smooth round 2-to 3-lb fruit, bright orange flesh. These are top sellers at high-dollar markets. This was my favorite melon in 2003. I just love the sweet flesh that is so firm.
 
Charentais Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 56
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

78.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Garden Wren
Location:
Manchester, TN, United States
Date:
August 15, 2018
          3.0
 
Splits too easily
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Pretty fruit

What are the cons? Splits very easily

Review:

I was so excited to add these pretty little jewels to the melon patch this year after seeing them in the BC catalog. They sprouted and grew well, and even set tons of beautiful fruit, but every single one has split right before they're "ready to pick ripe". Not sure why, but it's a bummer.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GradSchoolGardner
Location:
Kirksville, MO, United States
Date:
August 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? flavor

What are the cons? prone to powdery mildew

Review:

This melon is delicious. I mean really. I ate a whole one by myself. The students at our community garden politely fight over who gets to take them home. They are meaty, sweet, and have almost a caramel aftertaste. So far we have had four melons from two vines, with others growing. If you wait for it to slip, however, it will crack so watch for ripeness diligently (starts to turn yellow). Even if it cracks, just rinse the bugs off and enjoy. My only complaint is that the powdery mildew seems to be particularly fond of this variety and has almost taken over the plant despite repeated methods of controlling it (we plant organically, so a chemical fungal agent might take care of it if you do not use organic methods). Despite the powdery mildew, we will grow every year. It is every bit as good as advertised.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
commonsage
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
June 8, 2018
          4.0
 
Beautiful heat tolerant vines
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? pretty vines, heat tolerant

What are the cons? doesn't produce much

Review:

I have these in an area of my yard that doesn't get as much attention and these vines have done quite well despite that and are about half way over a walk under trellis by now. Don't seem phased by the heat, however they aren't producing much- possibly due to temperature. But I planted them at our last frost date in March and never actually got one melon since the vines were slow to mature and have really only thrived in the heat. So it seems like a catch 22, heat = strong vines but no fruit? Since they like this weather perhaps they'll live through the summer and produce once it cools down- I'm hopeful! I'm just always happy to find anything that will grow in 100? weather :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

23 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mashie
Location:
Kansas City, MO, United States
Date:
August 17, 2017
          5.0
 
Best melon ever
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Personal size, fragrant, taste

What are the cons? Hrd t tell when ripe

Review:

This is my third year growing this melon! The flavor is outstanding and they can be trellised on a fence. This year I planted in a large 4 foot planter with trellis and I have six melons on the vines now! I did have to hand pollinate at first as the bees only seemed to care about my cukes! It is hard to tell when they are ripe but you shouldn't wait until they slip. Do it by smell! If you wait the wildlife, even in the city, will get them because they at so fragrant. I have never had any split like other reviewers. Try this melon if you have a small garden or just want to share a fantastic melon with your SO!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

42 out of 43 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
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