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.