Charentais

Charentais melon

Family:
Cucurbitaceae – Cucurbit family
Species:
Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis

Origin

France, Senegal.

Weight

About 1 kg.

Shape

Roundish with a peduncle and a blossom somewhat flattened.

Bowl

White green to pale yellow and sandy with a distinctly much darker fine and even coloured ribs.

Flesh

Dark apricot-coloured and orange in the middle. Juicy and sweet with an aroma reminiscent of pawpaws.

Characteristics

Charentais melons have ribs or warts on the paring and belong to the category of the muskmelons.

Supply

From the middle of June to September; the fruits taste mostly aromatic in July and August.

Noteworthiness

Charentais melons are said to be the sugarmelons with the best taste.