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Melon Emir F1 Seeds

Melon Emir F1 Seeds
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Price:  £1.90
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Availability:  

  

10 in stock

Size/Qty:  10 seeds approx


Sun/ Shade:  Sun
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Sow:  February to May


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


Mainland UK  £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10    

 

See our delivery information page for details

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 or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

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