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Delice De La Table Melon (25-50 seeds) (ML118) $3.00
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Delice De La Table Melon

         
 
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A pre-1885, French heirloom that was listed in the French book "The Vegetable Book". The name of this beautiful, old variety translated means "Delight of the Table". A hard to find, almost extinct variety that is very tasty.

 
Delice De La Table Melon
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
funnyfaceinca
Location:
San Rafael, CA
Date:
August 24, 2013
          3.0
 
maybe great
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? easy germination

What are the cons? difficult to tell when ripe

Review:

The first melon split open and rotted because I did not realize it was ready to pick. The one I harvested today--it actually fell of the vine--was DELICIOUS! I'm definitely going to plant this one next year and pay more attention to it. The seeds germinated much faster then the other melons I grew and all the seeds I planted germinated. I think the Delise de la Table melon might turn out to be my premier melon to grow if I can figure out how to tell when they are ripe.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By funnyfaceinca 24 Aug 2013

10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester
Location:
Colchester, CT
Date:
August 15, 2013
          5.0
 
Delice de la Table
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very hardy, compact

What are the cons? None at this time

Review:

An excellent germination rate of 100%, thanks Baker Creek! When compared with Charentais this variety offers several advantages. Delice de la Table produces a vine system that is a compact "dome" (for lack of a better word)with densely packed leaves providing a thick canopy. When compared to the long, thin, sprawling vines of the Charentais I find this variety to be much more manageable in the garden. Also unlike the Charentais which is terribly prone to cracking in heavy rains, this variety has a thicker rind and is lobed which provides added protection. The melons themselves are very fragrant. Ripeness can be determined when the spots turn from green to light brown. Do not expect more than 4 or 5 fruit per vine, however the lovely appearance of this variety is sure to add an interesting addition to one's garden or farmstand. I hope that Baker Creek keeps this variety for many years to come.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Colchester 15 Aug 2013

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Garden Girl
Location:
Houston, TX
Date:
July 26, 2013
          4.0
 
Cute Melon Great Flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? The smell, the taste, the look

What are the cons? the texture

Review:

This is a very beautiful melon, and I found it easy to grow. When the melons are ready they produce a VERY strong melon scent throughout the garden. If you wait just one day to long to harvest the melon splits, and they do split VERY easily. The taste is wonderful but the texture is no so great. The texture was kind of like traditional cantaloupe that was cut way to early. A little tough & chewy, but with all the flavor. At first I wasn't sure if the melon was actually ready but after eating 5 melons of all different sizes & colors, I realize that's just the texture. It was a fun melon to grow, not bothered by pest. I wouldn't grow it again, but I'm glad I did actually grow the melon....they look so cool.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Garden Girl 26 Jul 2013

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PaulaK
Date:
July 29, 2012
          5.0
 
waiting expectantly for melons to size up & ripen
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

I planted a bit late & with outdated seeds, but D de la T germinated well & thrived in new beds with fresh soil & some compost in the hole. As of end of July I have 2 aprox 4 inch melons set (about 60 days from seeding in ground) & hoping for more. We have had a warmer than average spring & summer here in Santa Rosa, CA so should be a good melon year but still too early to tell. Other 2 mystery varieties I planted were much slower to get going & haven't yet set any fruit.

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By PaulaK 29 Jul 2012

14 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Captain Failmore
Date:
October 25, 2011
          5.0
 
Simply Amazing -
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

Delice De La Table is without a doubt one of the finest melons in all creation. Everything about this melon is truly superb: The hardy plants love the summer heat, put on vigorous growth all season long even in adverse conditions, and best of all the melons tell you precisely when they're ripe, announcing that they're ready to pick with their pumpkin-like orange and chrome yellow rinds. A wonderful choice for novice growers with an average to long growing season.The fruit itself is cantaloupe perfected. As described, the fruits weigh in at a modest two pounds and some ounces, but the seed cavity is small and the flesh is good all the way to the rind. One melon easily serves four, but they can be split in two for more generous helpings. The flavor is intense, sweet, and rich with muskmelon flavor, and the texture is dense but delectably soft. It can be served by slice or by spoonful. Just as noteworthy as its flavor is the melon's fragrance, which will fill any room the fruit is left in even before it's cut, and coupled with its natural beauty it gives Delice De La Table an irresistible appeal.Speaking as someone who has gotten to enjoy this delicacy, I find it difficult to believe that this breed of melon could ever have been allowed to pass into extinction, or even come close, and it would be unconscionable to let such a thing happen now. Buy it, grow it, love it – you won't regret it.

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By Captain Failmore 25 Oct 2011

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