Saturday, August 23, 2008

Honey Girl Hybrid French Charentais Melon


This is the first Honey Girl Hybrid French Charentais Melon I actually got to eat. Due to all the rain (I believe) the first one split completely open on the vine and a bunch of beetles were having a feast. These two were beginning to split so I went ahead and picked them. It was very delicious. It smelled somewhat like cantaloupe, but the texture and taste were different. The texture was very crisp and bursting and the flavor...well...I didn't stop tasting until I had ate half of one.

This particular variety is a hybrid. Although I saved the seeds I'm not sure if I will actually plant them. The seeds from hybrids can pick up the characteristics from either parent and that might not be the good ones. Maybe I'll plant them along the fence line just to see what happens. I did buy some heirloom Charentais Melon seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seed that I will certainly plant in my garden next year. Overall I loved the taste and am drooling thinking about the uncut one. But today is Byron's Birthday party so I'll share it with his and my parents.

3 comments:

Miss Riya said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY WE'RE OH SO GLAD YOU CAME,
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM YOUR BUDDY'S GANG,
WE ARE SO EXCITED,
WE HOPE THAT YOU ARE TOO,
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY FROM YOUR BUDDY'S CREW!! SEND US YOUR MAILING ADDRESS AND WE WILL GLADLY SEND YOU A SLIGHTLY USED SOMBRERO. SORRY, BUT THE ICE CREAM MIGHT MELT. ;-P

The Quiet Life said...

Those look wonderful!

Egghead said...

Those melons look wonderful. We grew sugar melons and are still waiting to see if they become ripe enough. It is hard to tell when they are still on the vine.

Oh and happy birthday to Byron.