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Charentais Cantaloupe Melon Seeds Heirloom

SKU:
BOT018626
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SKU:
BOT018626
UPC:
7.36E+11
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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Category:
Seeds - Vegetables
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Cucumis melo
Brand Name:
Botanical Interests
Botanical Name:
Cucumis melo
Sow Season:
Warm
Edible:
Yes
Heirloom:
Yes
Days to emerge:
5–10 days
Seed Depth:
¼"
Seed Spacing:
2–3 seeds per mound
Thinning:
Thin to 1 plant per mound
Hardiness:
Frost-sensitive annual
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Yes

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Product Overview

Cucumis melo

The favorite dessert melon of the French, and for good reason. Mouth-watering aroma, succulent, honey-sweet taste. A gourmet delight!

'Charentais' melons aren't found in your grocery store because they're too fragile to ship. A true cantaloupe, the 1 ½–2-pound fruits have smooth skin with light green stripes, maturing to creamy yellow. The delightfully scented, creamy orange flesh is filled with unsurpassed flavor. One of the sweetest rewards of home gardening!

Variety Info

Charentais' is about 1½ pounds, and the size of a small grapefruit. The skin is smooth and light green, with bands of darker green from the stem to the bottom. 'Charentais' is a type of true cantaloupe bred in France around 1920. It has deep orange flesh and a spicy, delicate aroma. The fruits' tender fragility makes shipping difficult; this is why we don't see them in the local grocery stores.

Sowing Inside

Recommended for short-season areas. 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting within 2 weeks after your average last frost date. Sow into biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground; roots are sensitive to disturbance.

Sowing Outside

RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.

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