Charentais Melon Seeds

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Charentais melon seeds produce the most adorable and sweet little cantaloupe -like melons! These melons have been prized since the 16th century in France for their fragrant smell and delicious meat.

 

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Charentais melon seeds produce the most adorable and sweet little cantaloupe -like melons! Charentais melons have been prized since the 16th century in France for their fragrant smell and delicious meat. Charentais melon seeds produce fruits that are about 6″ in diameter and weigh about 3-4 pounds.

Suggested Planting Requirements:   Full sun is needed and high heat can produce very sweet fruit.  The ph level for melons should be 6.0-7.0 with soil that is fertile and well-drained.  Melons tend to be shallow-rooted, so watering often and consistent is important.  Plants can be potted and/or trellised and/or left to sprawl on the ground. Add compost to the planting area to keep moisture in.

Growing Recommendations:  Melon seeds can be directly sown in a mound of deep organic matter or started in a greenhouse 2-3 weeks before the last frost. In areas with cold springs, you can use plastic mulch and row covers to give the melon enough warmth. Melons must be sheltered from cool winds and placed in the warmest area of the garden. The heat of ideally 90 degrees will condense the sugars. These can be grown in similar ways you grow cucumbers to save space.

Harvesting & Storage:  Melons should be harvested at peak ripeness. For these melons, you can tell they are ripe when they turn yellow and have a slight give them when you squeeze them. They grow to be about 6″ in diameter and 3-4 lb.  These melons store great and can be refrigerated for about a week before their texture starts to decline.

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Soil Temperature: 75-95°F
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Days to Germination: 7-14+
Days to Maturity: 65-75+
Length at Maturity: 5’-7’
Lighting Requirements: Full Sun
Spacing: 1′-2′

Latin Name: Cucumis melo

Package Weight:  1 gram

Approximate seed count per pack: 30 seeds

Sows about a 30′ bed (this takes in account thinning)

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