Melon 'Charentais' - 60 seeds (Cucumis melo)

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Melon Charentais produces a pale yellow with green stripes cantaloupe melon has superb sweet juicy refreshing flesh with one of the highest suger content packed melons ever. Originally a French heirloom, each of these delicious fruits weighs up to 1 Ib (500g). Open pollinated.  Melons require high temperatures and humidity. In all but the very warmest areas cultivation is most successful in a greenhouse, or under cover of a cold frame. Direct sowing is recommended, but to get a head start you can start melons indoors 3-4 weeks before the last frost.

Sowing: 
Sow: April
Plant out: May
Harvest: September - October 
Sun: Full sun 
Water: Medium 
Temperature: 23-30C (73-86F)
Depth: 1in (2.5cm) 
Plant spacing: 36in (90cm)


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2019-08-21

Data sheet

Color
Orange
Height
Up to 45cm (17.7in)
Moisture
Medium
Sunlight
Full sun
Sowing month
April
Vegetable
Melon
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