Plants are very disease tolerant, and the gray-green melons resist cracking.
Similar to cantaloupes but infinitely more aromatic and richly flavored.
Variety: French Orange Hybrid
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Days to Maturity: 75
Fruit Color: Orange
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Fruit Width: 4.5 in
Additional Characteristics: Direct Sow,?Edible,?Fragrance
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
75 days from setting out transplants. The flavor of Charentais melons is difficult to describe, but the fragrance is the most enticing of any melon we know! These sturdy fruits boast deep orange flesh that is succulent, juicy, and very rich. The gray-green rind is deeply textured, offering great crack resistance to the fruit as it ripens.
Measuring about 4 1/2 inches in diameter, French Orange Hybrid is a superb eating experience and a great change of pace from cantaloupes and honeydews. The vines are very disease tolerant for even bigger, healthier yields.
Sow seeds directly in the garden after the soil is thoroughly warm or, for an even earlier harvest, start them indoors in pots. Set out 18 inches apart with 4 feet between each row, or plant in hills 4 feet apart, with 2 to 3 plants per hill. Pkt is 25 seeds.