Well, with the impending frost we thought we should at least try 1 of each variety of melons in the garden. Both were a bust as far as I was concerned. The Charentais may have been ripe, but it had no flavor or sweetness. The other, a Crenshaw, was very large, and had been for a few weeks, but apparently just never made the transition to ripe. The tag said it was supposed to have a yellow-green rind when ripe. I picked the one that had the most yellow it it, but again, no flavor or sweetness. The 3 big Crenshaws are all 8-10" tip to toe, so this was really disappointing.
Next year I guess I'll try starting earlier and keeping them covered.