Charentais is an organicaly grown, delicious, aromatic and sweet melon variety. This variety originates from France. It produces delicious, round, about 1 kilo heavy fruits. They've a thin silver grey peel and sweet, thick and yellowish - orange flesh. Very well suited for the growth in our colder climate. Use in salads, as a snack and in the classic combination with ham.
juli - oktober
Indoor sowing: april - may
Germinationtemp.: 22 - 25°C
Sowing depth: 1 cm
Germination: 7-10 days
Plant distance: 50 - 60 cm
Transplanting: from the middle of may
Plant position: sunny/sheltered
Harvest period: july - october
Sow indoors from april on in a propagator, heated greenhouse or a warm room. Germination starts at 22°C. A constant temperature provides a better germination. Sow in individual 8 cm Ø pots, one seed about 1 cm deep and cover with sowing soil. To prevent rotting of the seeds: keep the soil moist, not wet. Harden, late May, the seedlings gradually to outside conditions (avoid frosts). Transplant them to a cool frame or unheated greenhouse, soil temperature must at least be 12 °C.
Melons bare fruits on the side-shoots. Top the mainshoot after the 4 or 5 leave. Out of this mainshoot form side-shoots. These must be topped after 6 leaves and out of these side-shoots form the fruit baring side-shoots which must be topped 1-2 leaves above the melons.