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
Registered or introduced: 1978

Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

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Foliage:

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Other details:

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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

Regional

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

Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Raleigh, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

Delicious melon

Positive

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

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

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

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