On Mar 30, 2010, lzyjo from Thompsons Station, TN wrote:
ugh, I had such high hopes for Charentais. Never has a melon received so much hype. Charentais is famous for its flavor but it is also (in)famous for splitting. Every single fruit in my garden cracked open. I'm reluctant to give it a negative becuase I still want to try it again and hopefully get to taste the melon. This time I will use lots of mulch and try to moderate the soil moisture.
On Feb 26, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:
Don't know why I forgot to post my experience with this melon. I grew this melon in 2005. It was not fazed by our hot, dry summer. Not only was it very prolific, but it was the BEST cantalopue/honeydew-type melon I have ever grown. I have got to get more seed and grow this one again.
Seed also available at SSE. Spelled slightly different as 'Charantais,' though.