Melon, Charentais

Cucumis melo
$2.99 to $14.50
SKU: 1206A
  • Organic
  • Fruits grow to grapefruit size and weigh up to 2 pounds
  • Fragrant, juicy, orange flesh
  • Sweet flavor
  • 75-90 days
  • 1,200 seeds/oz
$2.99 to $14.50

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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.

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.