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Cucumis melo

Stock: Available


Family: Cucurbitaceae

Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine

Seed per packet: ;Approx 10


A delightful hybrid melon with an exquisite aromatic sweet flavourful taste and a juicy flesh that rates as one of the best tasting melons to be found.

The melons ripen with a thin smooth yellow-white skin and orange flesh, averaging 1-1.2 kgs per fruit. The thin skin makes it ideal for slicing or skinned for fruit salads.

Tropical climate: ;All Year Round
Temperate climate:Spring to Early Summer.
Cool climate: ;Mid-Spring to Early Summer.

Sow: 20mm deep
Plant space: 1m
Row Space: 1.5m
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 15-20 weeks

Best sown direct early in the season. For earlier planting in cooler climates raise in pots in warm conditions and transplant after 3-4 weeks. Requires temperatures of around 18-20°;C for germination. ;
Sow in rows 40-60cm between plants and in rows 120cm apart
If sowing direct, plant 3-4 seeds 15mm deep in mounds, later thinning to the two strongest plants.
Plant in a free-draining soil in a position with full sun. ;
For best results fertilise and keep well watered, keep soil moist and avoid overhead watering where possible. ;
Harvest after 75-90 days when the stem turns brown and begins to break away from fruit.

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