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Charentais Melon (25-50 seeds) (ML114) $2.50

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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: 59
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

78.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
HollyB
Location:
Pueblo, CO, United States
Date:
September 20, 2018
          5.0
 
Easy and delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Easy and delicious

What are the cons? Not a huge producer

Review:

I am very happy with the Charentais Melon. This was the first year that I've tried it. The plants grew easily, with no fuss. They withstood a couple dry spells and a lot of heat. I was a little let down that they did not produce more melons. I had seven plants and have harvested 6 melons leaving 2 more on the live to finish ripening. They are wonderful melons. Personal sized with a delicious smell and taste. Easy to open and prepare. I will definitely be planting a great many of these next year. VERY happy with them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Pokie3 in San pD
Location:
San Diego, CA, United States
Date:
September 9, 2018
          3.0
 
Didnt work for me
Easy to Grow 1.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Taste is pretty good

What are the cons? Subject to mildew, aphids and

Review:

This was a miss for me. They were subject to powdery mildew, and were an aphid delight. The flowers stayed strong despite this and the few melons that survived (and didn't split) were tasty, but too similar to other antelope types that do better in my zone.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dean
Location:
San Leandro, CA, United States
Date:
August 20, 2018
          5.0
 
Charentais variety
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Sweet, prolific, very hardy

What are the cons? None

Review:

Charentais have different variety. I found this out once my plant started to fruit. I had 3 different charentais variety sprouted, I bought 1 pack of seed here in this sight. I did my researched and found that charentais have several varieties a few are Escorial, Perseus, Savor, and Alvaro to name a few. Now what I have sprouted in my garden are Savor which are the once with smooth and deep ribbing. Perseus with heavily netting and slightly ribbed. Alvaro with grey-ish color no netting but with hair and ribbed. They are about 2-3 lbs each. All are prolific, taste a bit different in each. Perseus is sweet with perfect texture with the hint of honey after taste. Alvaro sweet a little crunchy on the texture, but maybe I pick it a little early. Savor have not had the chance to taste yet. But by far they’re all perfect to grow in the garden. I also have Petit gris de rennes, it is my favorite of all, just perfect size, taste and texture.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 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

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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
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