Organic Charentais Melon

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(90 days) Mother Earth News says about Charentais..."Among many delicious melons that are too fragile to ship, the French cantaloupes are at the top of my list. Perfectly sized for a half-melon serving, the French Charentais types have thick, firm, orange flesh and a small seed cavity.

When ripe, their smooth, blue-green skin turns yellow, and the melons slip easily from their stems. If those signs of readiness are not enough, just the aroma of a ripe Charentais in the patch is a dead giveaway. The flavor is perfumed and tropically exotic, too — distinct from the more typical netted-skinned varieties."

Amy Goldman writes in her book, Melons For the Passionate Grower, that the Charentais is a type of melon (many commercial varieties exist) that originated in the Poitou-Charentes region of western France, circa 1920. "It is a refined cantaloupe," she says, "free of the blemishes and warts of its ancestors.""

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I soaked the seeds overnight on Friday and rolled them in a damp rag and put them back in the jar and they are all sprouting today on Sunday morning so I give these seeds a 5 star rating for viability. A note to the labelers though: these melons were labeled as Charentais watermelon seed and the Charentais is a true cantaloupe and not a watermelon.

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A.H.
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I soaked the seeds overnight on Friday and rolled them in a damp rag and put them back in the jar and they are all sprouting today on Sunday morning so I give your seeds a 5 star rating for viability. One word though: they are labeled as Charentais Watermelon seed which I think you might want to correct since Charentais is a true cantaloupe and not a watermelon.

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M.G.
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Organic Charentais Melon

(90 days) Mother Earth News says about Charentais..."Among many delicious melons that are too fragile to ship, the French cantaloupes are at the top of my list. Perfectly sized for a half-melon serving, the French Charentais types have thick, firm, orange flesh and a small seed cavity.

When ripe, their smooth, blue-green skin turns yellow, and the melons slip easily from their stems. If those signs of readiness are not enough, just the aroma of a ripe Charentais in the patch is a dead giveaway. The flavor is perfumed and tropically exotic, too — distinct from the more typical netted-skinned...Learn More