People have problems with charentais. I've seen complaints and just statements that they aren't anything special. Others say they can't figure out when they are ripe. And, they split.... in my lunch box found half of the charentais melon in it... oh oh my ...
mary they are called clara ,from johnnys they are an hybrid. planted 6 of them this year if i had to guess to-date have probably picked 8-10 5 gallon buckets worth, if the weather holds i guess another 7+ buckets worth. if you want some seeds let me know and i will send them to you...I want to be a veggie girlfriend! I loved the gm's response, priceless.
How many plants are producing that many eggplants? What variety is it? Do you save seed from it? If you do, you know I'm going to ask you for 6 seeds.
if your going to hang in my garden you better prove yourself...Well I had no idea that eggplants had huevos....
And if I never said it before Major, thank you. Just in case.
steve your last sentence is so true... for the last week all you can smell is cantaloupe while working out in the garden... thank goodness they are not all ripening at the same time....People have problems with charentais. I've seen complaints and just statements that they aren't anything special. Others say they can't figure out when they are ripe. And, they split.
That last one is right. The problem is ripeness. They should stay on the vines until the last possible moment. Beyond that moment, they split ... but they should still be okay for a few hours.
How does a gardener know when these totally non-food industry melons are ripe? Where have I said this before? I get right down on the ground and smell them.
If they don't smell like something special, they can stay there in the garden for another day or so. I don't mind getting back down there again.