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PlantFiles: Charentais Melon
Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Savor'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cucumis (KOO-koo-mis) (Info)
Species: melo var. cantalupensis
Cultivar: Savor
Hybridized by Vilmorin; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1978

2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive LTilton On Aug 22, 2008, LTilton from Glen Ellyn, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Delicious melon

Positive WeedyWagner On Nov 20, 2007, WeedyWagner from Raleigh, NC wrote:

Great tasting melon! Small fruits with very dense flesh. Powdery mildew was a problem, however, to the point that many of the leaves dropped.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 14, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

78 day green-skinned, orange-fleshed melons are 2- 2 lbs. Very sweet and aromatic with a high yield.

Neutral Farmerdill On Mar 17, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small (11/2 -21/2 lb) melon.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Raleigh, North Carolina

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