This melon is very similar to the popular Earligold cantaloupe, with its slight sutures and heavy netting. The fruit from EarliChamp cantaloupe seeds are larger and heavier, and the plant has an improved array of disease resistance - Powdery Mildew Resistance, Fusarium Wilt Resistance races 0 & 2. Best of all, the thick orange flesh is wonderfully sweet with a Brix rating of 12-14%... Sweet! Start EarliChamp seeds indoors near the end of April in coastal gardens, and transplant only when the soil is warm at the end of May or even in June. Provide any extra heat you can, and grow in full sun in highly fertile soil.