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Melon - Charentais - Cucumis melo
Tender Annual Heirloom. This French gourmet melon is the only true cantaloupe. Its salmon-colored flesh has a creamy texture with an ambrosial flavor. Melons grow 6" in diameter and weigh 3-4 lb
Soil & Water: Plant melons in mounds of moderately rich, well-drained soils with plenty of phosphorous and potassium and a pH of 6.0-6.8. For flavorful fruits, melons need moderate water as seedlings, low water before transplanting, moderate water during growth and low water during fruit development.
Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost or seed directly after the last frost. Melons need plentiful heat to develop; use plastic mulch and row covers in cooler climates.
Harvesting & Storage: Melons are ripe when the rind changes color to yellow and gentle pressure separates the stem from the vine. Melons can store in the refrigerator for about a week.
Did You Know? What we in America know as a cantaloupe is actually a muskmelon. The modern Charentais was developed in Poitou-Charentes region of western France, around 1920 and was called a refined cantaloupe.
Soil Temperature: 65-80F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 7-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 6'-8'
Days To Maturity: 74-88 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3'-5'
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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