The Charentais melon is the most widely consumed variety in France. The fruits of this variety can reach up to 2 kg. Its very sweet, juicy and fragrant orange flesh makes it an ideal summer fruit. It can be eaten at any time of the meal and can be served alone or with other products.
The Charentais melon is a variety of melon imported from Italy (Cantalupo region) in the 16th century and initially planted in Charentes. Its cultivation was quickly extended to the whole of south-east and south-west France.