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Melon 'Delice de la Table'

Cucumis melo

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Belonging to the Cucumis genus (Cucumis melo 'Delice de la Table'), Delice de la Table is a variety of Melon. Delice de la Table is a heirloom (open pollinated) variety.

Old heirloom variety

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. Delice de la Table is known for its Vine habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches).

France is believed to be where Delice de la Table originates from.

Be aware that Delice de la Table Melon typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Delice de la Table have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Delice de la Table

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Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Delice de la Table is thought of as hardy, so this plant will grow or become dormant during the winter. Planting Delice de la Table in potting mix and loamy soil with a ph of between 6.1 and 7.5 is ideal for as it does best in weakly acidic soil to weakly alkaline soil.

Growing Delice de la Table from seed

Sow at a depth of approx. 0.5 inches (1.27 cm) and aim for a distance of at least 1.89 feet (58.0 cm) between Melon plants. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 21°C / 70°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Delice de la Table about 14 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Delice de la Table

As Delice de la Table is hardy, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

Harvesting Delice de la Table

Melon Delice de la Table Etymology

The name translates as “Delight of the Table”

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