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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: 54
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

79.6% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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

22 out of 24 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

41 out of 42 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

45 out of 46 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

29 out of 33 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
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