Ordering over the Christmas Period

Orders (other than for Christmas Trees) placed after Sunday 3rd December will be dispatched on or after 8th January 2023. 

Melon Emir F1 Seeds

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£0.95 (50%)
7 in stock

Cantaloupe type with oval fruits with a sweet orange flesh. The deeply textured, greyish skin turns more orange as it matures. Ideally should be grown in a greenhouse for a consistant temperature day and night but can be grown under a cloche/ cold frame or under horticultural fleece outside. Be aware Melons need really warm conditions to fruit well.

Sow between February and May

Place a single seed in to a 9cm diameter pot. Push in to a depth of about 1.5cm, on its edge to prevent rotting. When plants are about 10cm tall pot on into a large pot (4-5 litres) or 2 per growbag. Provide support for thew plants to climb up and pinch out main stem when it gets to about 60cm to encourage sideshoots to form. Thin sideshoots to the 4 strongest and pinch them out after 2 leaves. 

Harvest July to September

10 seeds approx
RHS Award of Garden Merit
Sun or Shade
medium (up to 6 feet)
February to May
Pot Sizes

Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.

Find out more about our mail order process

Delivery Info
Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Hardy perennials bare rooted and 9 cm pots - up to 20 kg £6 - 8.50 Courier 2 - 5 days Up to 18 days
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 15 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £9.50 Courier 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 15 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£10 - £20** Courier 2-5 working days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£10 - £25** Courier 2-5 working days (tracked)

Up to 18 days


See our delivery information page for more details