The Charentais Cantaloupe melon is a cantaloupe type melon heritage variety from the French Charentes region. These melons typically weigh 5 pounds, growing off plants that can stretch to a width of 5 feet. The fruits have an orange sweet flesh. This heirloom melon variety is known for being a garden melon, its netted skin and for its succulence and sweetness.
Scientific Name: Cucumis Melo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 75 Days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: humus, well drained and fertile soil
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 1.5 cm deep at 21C soil temperature. Direct sow in a polytunnel after last frost when soil temperature is over 21 °C.