The Charentais melon of Cavaillon is very famous and regarded as one of the best melon in the world. It is a spherical melon, slghtly smaller than the cantaloup but the flavour is superior..
Scientific Name: Cucumis melo
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 85 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 21C.