These French delicacies bear pale yellow, smooth skin, with distinctive green stripes and a richly aromatic perfume. They have a generous layer of salmon-orange flesh, a silky-but-firm texture, and rich, sweet full-bodied cantaloupe-type flavor. Alvaro takes the mystery out of growing Charentais type melons. They are early to mature, and easy to harvest before splitting.
Another standout from Cornell’s breeding program, this gourmet melon is a sensory delight! The 3- to 5-pound beautifully ribbed fruits are aromatic, juicy and full of flavor with a syrupy sweetness. They are borne on strong, healthy, productive and disease resistant plants. Harvest at full-slip, when a gentle tug removes the fruit from the vine.
This open-pollinated, French HEIRLOOM, produces 2-pound, powerfully fragrant fruits with a diminutive seed cavity. Richly flavored and oh-so-heavenly-sweet, orange flesh with hints of caramel. Named “little grey,” for its appearance before ripening, the fruits of this farmers’ market crowd-pleaser are as attractive as they are delicious.