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A vigorous variety, CHARLTON produces a high quality, high yielding crop early in the season.  The fruit are produced on an open plant and CHARLTON has a healthy vine with high resistance to fusarium and intermediate resistance to powdery mildew.  For an early season rockmelon, the fruit of CHARLTON are highly uniform with a full net, sutures and a rind that turns yellow at maturity.  The internal quality of the fruit is exceptional with a deep orange flesh and good firmness.

Variety Features

Sutured fruit
Round-oval fruit shape
1.4-1.8kg fruit weight

Agronomic Considerations

A hybrid variety
Optimal flavour is obtained when the fruit are harvested at a Brix of 13-14

Disease Resistances

High Resistance: Fom:0,1,2
Intermediate Resistance: Px:1,2

Market Segment

Fresh market
Process market

Harvest Period

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Pack Sizes

1M, 10M, 50M