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<tc>Sugar Melon - Cantalopue Petit Gris de Rennes [Cucumis melo]</tc>

<tc>Sugar Melon - Cantalopue Petit Gris de Rennes [Cucumis melo]</tc>

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Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the ground, e.g. with Hay or straw, which can reduce evaporation by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal moist microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of the plants, but also reduces water consumption enormously.

It is also recommended to always keep the beds moist , even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The drying out of the soil leads to a huge decline in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, which over time leads to an infertile soil . Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed remains longer when the entire bed is watered over a longer period of time than when it is only watered selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out more quickly than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

If the beds are not in use, we recommend sowing with green manure.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach it again and again.

The cantaloupe melon 'Petit Gris de Rennes' is an old annual subspecies of sugar melon and originally comes from the regions around Brittany. The variety was described 300 years ago in the garden of the Bishop of Rennes. The early ripening and high-yielding French variety produces fruits weighing 500 to 800g with a smooth gray skin. The orange and aromatic pulp with subtle caramel nuances has a fine, fresh, melon-like taste. The fruits of the robust plant ripen even under less warm conditions and are therefore ideal for outdoor cultivation in temperate climates.

General information
Plant family: Cucurbitaceae
Life cycle: Annual
Days to harvest: 130 days
Plant height approx.: 40 cm
Root type: Shallow rooter
Nutrient requirements: Heavy eater
Water requirements: High
Winter hardiness: Up to 3 °C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, loamy, sandy, humus

pH value: 6 to 7

Sowing and planting information
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 2-3 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 18-26 °C
Germination time: 7-14 days
Plant and row spacing: 70x80 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Peanut, Soy, Bean, Pea, Fennel, Kohlrabi, Beetroot, Nasturtium, Corn
Unfavorable mixed culture: Potato, Tomato

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from March to June.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
We recommend pre-cultivation in small pots from April to May.

When pre-cultivating, sow the seeds in small pots and let the seedlings grow to the first visible melon leaves. Then plant the pregrown plants from the pots directly into the open field. The seedlings are planted in the bed from the 2nd pair of leaves after the cotyledons.
Sugar melon prefers a sunny, wind-protected and warm location above 12°C with a permeable, nutrient-rich, humus-rich and sandy loam soil. Prepare the soil with seasoned animal manure. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
One plant produces 2-5 fruits. Outdoor cultivation is only recommended in warm climates; greenhouse cultivation is possible in cooler areas. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and permeable soil, we recommend additional incorporation of biochar and primary rock powder.

Type of propagation
It spreads via seeds.

Plant care
Regular and constant watering ensures optimal fruit development. Beds prepared with animal manure and planting in mixed culture replace additional fertilizer.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Cucumis melo
English names: Sugar melon, Cantaloupe
German names: Zuckermelone, Cantaloupe Melone
Portuguese names: Melão de açúcar, Cantalupo
Spanish names: Melón azucarado, Cantalupo
French names: Melon sucré, Cantaloup

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

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