(5-6 lbs.) Charon F1 Hybrid is an early western shipper round cantaloupe with medium net, bright orange flesh and high brix. It was the top pick in the DPS San Joaquin Valley trials in 2004. This is an early maturing variety that has an excellent shelf life and produces a high percentage of 9’s and 12’s. Its tight cavity gives this melon great flesh depth. Summer/fall production cycle in cantaloupe production area. Tolerant to Fusarium Wilt Race 0, 1 and 2, Powdery Mildew Race 2. Charon is ripe when the skin changes to greenish-tan and the fruit slips from the vine. 70 days.
700-900 seeds/oz.; 3 lbs./acre. 10 days, 75-80°F.
Start early indoors or direct seed.
*Brix is a measure of sweetness.