- Fruits grow to grapefruit size and weigh up to 2 pounds
- Fragrant, juicy, orange flesh
- Sweet flavor
- 75-90 days
- 1,200 seeds/oz
A true French cantaloupe that originated in the Poitou-Charentes region circa 1920. Considered by many to be the most divine and flavorful melon in the world. Smooth round melons mature to a creamy gray with faint ribs. Sweet, juicy, orange flesh with a heavenly fragrance. Typically the size of a grapefruit and weighing 2 pounds—perfect for two people. 75-90 days. ±1,200 seeds/oz.
Learn to Grow Charentais Melon
Direct Seed: 1" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions- Melons love heat. Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost.
Ratings & Reviews
A Small but Mighty Tasty Melon.
I received these seeds in 2018 as a with purchase gift, but I didn't try planting them until 2019. I started about 8 plants, and only had 1 melon.
This year, I had about 4 plants, and had 4 total melons on 1 plant. The melons were about the size of a baseball, with a cantaloupe like flavor. Very sweet. I actually like the size, as I was able to eat the whole melon with no leftovers.