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Charentais Melon

In this Plant Profile, get specific details, including the characteristics and best uses of the Charentais melon, one of six Plant Profiles featured in our Melon Collection.

Charentais Melon

Charentais Melon

The Charentais melon will transport you to the French countryside. This heirloom variety is considered to be the ultimate French melon, with exquisite taste. The Charentais has a high sugar content, smooth flesh, and an enticing fragrance. It’s not a big melon—just about 2 pounds—so nothing will ever go to waste. The melon ripens to a gray color with slight ribbing, with salmon-orange flesh inside. The Charentais has high resistance to Fusarium wilt; intermediate resistance to powdery mildew.

Essentials:

Sun Exposure

  • full sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 7.0

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 10

Spacing

  • thin to three or four seedlings in a 12-inch mound
  • space mounds 4 to 6 feet apart all around

Moisture

  • 1 to 2 inches per week

Notes

  • prefers well-drained, sandy loam soil with lots of direct sunlight
  • for best flavor, eat at room temperature
  • allow melons to ripen on the vine

Have you ever grown a Charentais melon? Please tell us about your experiences with the Charentais melon.

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