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Melon 'French Charentais'

Cucumis melo

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French Charentais is part of the Cucumis genus and is a Melon variety. Its scientific name is Cucumis melo 'French Charentais'. This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. French Charentais is known for growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).

Be aware that French Charentais Melon typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about French Charentais have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow French Charentais

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that French Charentais is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. French Charentais requires a potting mix and loamy soil with a ph of 6.1 - 7.5 - it grows best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing French Charentais from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.89 feet (58.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.5 inches (1.27 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing French Charentais about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting French Charentais

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as French Charentais is a hardy plant.

Harvesting French Charentais

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