Melon, Delice de Table

Cucumis melo
$2.99 to $82.90
SKU: 1408
  • Fruits grow to 1-2 pounds
  • Ribbed rinds
  • Sweet orange flesh
  • 85-90 days
  • ±900 seeds/oz

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A true French cantaloupe whose name translates as “Delight of the Table.” Ribbed dessert melons have sweet orange flesh and weigh about 1-2 pounds. Very hard to find, but alive and well in France. 85-90 days. ±900 seeds/oz.

Learn to Grow it

Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Germination: 5-30 Days

Light: Full Sun - These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.

You can direct seed melons in your garden or start plants indoors 2-3 weeks before your last frost to give them a head start. Wait until all danger of frost is gone before planting them outdoors in either rows 4-6 feet apart or hills. Seeds should be planted 1 inch deep and if you are planting in hills, place 6-8 seeds per hill. You will want to thin the seedlings to 3-4 plants as they grow. Melon seeds will germinate in 4-10 day and it will take 85-90 days for the fruit to mature.

There are about 900 seeds in an ounce of Delice de Table melon.