Charentais Melon Seeds
Charentais Melons CA53-20
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Charentais Melon Seeds

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SKU CA53-20
$3.00 $2.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: France France
Planting Instructions
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90 days. Cucumis melo. Open Pollinated. Charentais Melon. The plant produces good yields of 2 to 3 lb smooth cantaloupes with light grey green skin that matures to a creamy yellow. It has a bright orange flesh, a super sweet rich flavor, and is very fragrant. These melons are top sellers at specialty markets. It is considered by many to be the most divine and flavorful melon in the world. An excellent choice for home gardens and specialty market growers. A 1920s heirloom variety from the Poitou-Charentes region of France. United States Department of Agriculture, PI 315407.

Lot No: 230142

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 05/24

Seeds Per Pound: 19,200

Plant Height: 1 to 1 ½ ft tall, 3 to 10 ft vines

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Cantaloupe Melon
Cucumis melo

Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1"75 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills 12" Apart 36" Hills 12" Apart60 - 90 days
Cantaloupe & Melon Seed Planting Information:

Plant seeds directly in the garden. Plant the seeds 1 when soil has warmed up. The seeds may rot and not sprout if the soil is too cool. Germination is improved when soil temperature is above 60 F. Plant the seeds in hills. Plants grow 1 ft tall and vines spread up to 10 ft.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile slightly acid soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.

Water Requirements:

Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get 1" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Periodically apply Miracle Gro.

Harvest Tips:

Protect ripening melons from damp ground by placing them on boards. Cut melons carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.

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by on April 6, 2011

Charentais melons are creamy and sweet and the best cantalope I've ever raised.

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by on August 4, 2014

Charentais melons are sweeter and more fragrant than most cantalope.Good taste and heavy yields.

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