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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:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 53
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

79.2% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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6 out of 6 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

23 out of 23 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

35 out of 35 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

21 out of 23 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

30 out of 30 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
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