Melon Charentais – Item #1472


Charentais is a gourmet French melon noted for its extra-sweet, orange flesh and compelling fragrance. Similar to cantaloupe, but smaller and more dense

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Additional information

Weight 0.044375 lbs
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1″ (3cm)

Plant Space: 24″ (61cm)

Row Space: 48″ (1.2m)

Sprouts In: 7-15 days

Charentais melon prefers a warm, sunny location with fertile soil. Sow outdoors in spring two weeks after last frost when soil has completely warmed. Start indoors three weeks before last spring frost date. Do not disturb tender roots when transplanting. Water consistently.

Unlike cantaloupe, Charentais melon does not separate from the vine (slip) when ripe. Harvest when the leaf at the stem junction turns pale green/yellow.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Cucumis melo

Matures In: 90 days