Rockmelon 'Delice De La Table' (Organic)

Cucumis melo 'Delice De La Table'
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A rare French heirloom that was first listed in 1885. With mouth-watering sweetness, beautifully-ribbed skin and pale-orange flesh, it has rated at the top of our melon taste tests. Harvest in 17 weeks; yields 5 x 1.6kg fruit per plant.

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Rockmelon 'Delice De La Table' (Organic)

This French muskmelon, named "Delight of the Table", was almost lost to gardeners but thanks to preservation efforts and a strong following in its native France, 'Delice De La Table' is now available to gardeners around the world.

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Melons (both watermelons and rockmelons) need to be sown in warm soil. Like pumpkins, they are best sown on mounds, 1m apart. Sow 3 or 4 seeds where you want one plant to grow, and remove the weaker plants once seed germinates. A sandy, well drained soil of pH 6 is ideal. While the vines are growing, they need plenty of water and nutrients, so good soil preparation is essential; however, once the fruit has set, too much water can lead to watery tasteless fruit. For large, lush melons, allow a maximum of 3 fruits per vine before pinching out the ends of the vines and allowing these fruit to develop.

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