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Cantaloupe 'Boule D'Or'     

Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis

  • 2 plantings
  • 2 available for swap
  • 2 wanted
  • 6 stashed

Belonging to the Cucumis genus (Cucumis melo var. cantalupensis 'Boule D'Or'), Boule D'Or is a variety of Cantaloupe. Boule D'Or is a variety of heirloom OP Cantaloupe . Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Golden yellow. When mature, blooms are roughly 2.0 cm (that's 0.78 inches in imperial) in diameter.When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Fluorescent yellow and   Electric green. Leaves appear approximately as a   Camouflage green colour.

Listed in the first print catalog of plants by Vilmorin in 1885.

Yellow fruit with lacy netting and green flesh.

This variety is an Fruit that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Boule D'Or is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.46 feet (that's 45.0 cm in metric) with a vine-like habit. This variety tends to bloom in mid summer.

France is believed to be where Boule D'Or originates from.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Boule D'Or have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Boule D'Or

  • Full Sun

  • High

Resistant to powdery mildew

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Boule D'Or is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Boule D'Or are Zone 4 and Zone 11.

Growing Boule D'Or from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 5.85 inches (15.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.47 inches (1.2 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 24°C / 75°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Boule D'Or about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Boule D'Or

As Boule D'Or is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out (around 24°C / 75°F as a guideline) - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Boule D'Or

Will not slip from the vine and does not grow fragrant when ripe; harvest as late as possible when turned mustard-yellow. Keeps for several weeks in a cold, dry place.

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late summer.

Other Names for Cantaloupe 'Boule D'Or'

Golden Perfection