Charentais melon

Origin - France

Days to ripen - 95

Rind - Light green, ribbed, looks a bit like a pumpkin.  Flesh - Orange, smooth, spicy.  Fruit weight - 500g

Ripeness indicators - Fruit turns lighter in colour with greenish stripes. Turns fragrant and slips.


 My Notes:  I can't believe how long these took to ripen this year for such a small fruit. Very productive with 23 small fruits off 4 plants.



 Seeds available on many heirloom seed supplier websites.

Photo thanks to Garden Larder, Australia