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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: 9
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Smitty
Location:
Raleigh, NC
Date:
August 3, 2014
          2.0
 
Disappointing
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, pretty

What are the cons? No flavor whatsoever

Review:

One of the four melons I planted in the garden this year, I was especially looking forward to this as I've always enjoyed the old charentais types. This was a sturdy, attractive vine that survived a very late freeze and grew quite well despite a less-than-ideal 2014 growing season. However, out of four melons produced by the vine, not a one of them had any flavor at all. They smelled nice and looked interesting, but what value is that when you slice it open to reveal a gorgeous but utterly flavorless fruit? I'm not sure what caused this. The first melon clearly held on to the vine too late, but the rest were picked at what appeared to be the peak of ripeness, and smelled great. They just tasted like nothing at all. It was a real shame. It's been a bad growing season: intermittent blazing hot and unseasonably cool with somewhat above-average rainfall and several week-long stretches with no sunshine whatsoever. We can blame the climate, but my other melons have done fine, so...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Fronklowes
Location:
Joplin, MO
Date:
April 29, 2014
          5.0
 
Mild Flavor
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Turns color when ripe

What are the cons? Slugs fought me for it

Review:

We grew 15 melon types in 5 gallon containers last summer. Three out of four in my family liked the mild flavor. It took 29 days from the time it sprouted for it to flower and 84 days from sprouting to our first ripe melon. For those who might want to start early indoors, at 29 days from sprouting, the vine measured 18 inches long. This melon does not slip, but it turns yellow when it is ripe. Ours changed color overnight! When it was ripe, it had dark yellow spots with a lighter yellow background. Our melon weighed in at 2 pounds, 2 ounces. This is the only melon the slugs were interested in. I had to constantly remove them from the melon. The melon vine only produced 1 melon initially, but after the first was ripe, it began to form 2 more melons. They did not get to finish since we started so late in the season, but it appears that this vine might yield a second batch of melons if started early enough.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 7 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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13 out of 13 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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3 out of 3 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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