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Mellifera Botanicals

Cantaloupe, Charentais

Cantaloupe, Charentais

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30+ ‘Charentais’ Cantaloupe Seeds

Cucumis melo

Non-GMO, Heirloom, Open Pollinated

An old French heirloom, Charentais Cantaloupes average 2-3 pounds, with a light grey-green skin and bright orange flesh. Six-inch mounds of soil can be created to plant 6-8 seeds in; make sure they are planted in the full sun and thin to 3-4 plants per mound. Plants will vine. Very sweet and fragrant, a divinely flavorful melon for many.

Direct sow melon seeds 1-2 weeks after your last frost, when the soil temperature is above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Alternatively, start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting, when the temperature outside is at least 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Season: Warm Weather
  • Light: Full Sun
  • Seed Depth: ½”
  • Germination Time: 7 – 14 days
  • Germination Rate: 92%
  • Plant Spacing: 6-18”
  • Days to Maturity: 60-90
  • USDA Hardiness Zone: 2-10

All varieties are guaranteed to be authentic and grow true to type.

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