Charentais Melon (Cucumis melo var. cantalupo 'Prescott Fond Blanc')

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Botanical names:
Cucumis melo var. cantalupo Accepted
Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis Synonym

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Plant Habit: Vine

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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-07-16
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Location: Jacksonville, TXDate: 2014-07-16
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Posted by dave (Jacksonville, Texas - Zone 8b) on Jul 16, 2014 11:28 AM

The fragrance is where this variety really shines. Even before you open it, the distinct cantaloupe smell is noticeable in the room. Once you cut it open, though, the room is filled with the intense aroma of cantaloupe.

The flavor is very good, but not quite as good as some other cantaloupes. Nevertheless, the fruits are large with one fruit yielding ten generous slices, enough for everyone in our large family to get a nice portion. Performed very well with almost no care in our hot climate. We'll grow this again next year.

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