‘Charentais’ melons aren’t found in your grocery store because they’re too fragile to ship. A true cantaloupe, the 1.5–2 pound fruits have smooth skin with light green stripes, maturing to creamy yellow. The delightfully scented, creamy orange flesh is filled with unsurpassed flavor. Vines grow up to 4′-5′ long. Botanical Interests’® Charentais Cantaloupe Melon Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
This packet sows up to 16 mounds.
90 days to maturity.
Outdoors: Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.
Indoors: Recommended for short-season areas. Sow 2-4 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.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.