Charentais Melon

New! 85 days. This classic heirloom French Cantaloupe is considered by many to be the best Melon ever developed. Each 2- to 3-pound fruit matures from gray to buff-peach with green ribbing, with or without netting, with super sweet, bright orange flesh that’s intensely aromatic and delicious. You won’t find this Melon in the supermarket—it’s too delicate for shipping. (OP.)

This item will ship in mid-January, 2021.

One packet of about 50 seeds

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#3142
$3.95
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  • Nothing speaks the sultry language of summer like the juicy taste of Melons. Direct-sow the seed 4 weeks before the last spring frost date and transplant out when nighttime temperatures are reliably 55°F. Install supportive trellising structure through which to train the vines. As Melons reach maturity, stop watering to prevent splitting. Harvest when the stem disconnects readily from the vine. Fat-free and low-calorie, most Melons are high in Vitamins A and C. For wild raves and acclaim, make Shelburne Farm's Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

    Average seed life: 2 years.
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Nothing speaks the sultry language of summer like the juicy taste of Melons. Direct-sow the seed 4 weeks before the last spring frost date and transplant out when nighttime temperatures are reliably 55°F. Install supportive trellising structure through which to train the vines. As Melons reach maturity, stop watering to prevent splitting. Harvest when the stem disconnects readily from the vine. Fat-free and low-calorie, most Melons are high in Vitamins A and C. For wild raves and acclaim, make Shelburne Farm's Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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