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** Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 Bank Holiday - Mail Order Deliveries **

Due to the first week in June being a 3 day working week we are planning to suspend dispatching plants during that week. We will do our best to get any existing orders sent this coming week (commencing 23rd MAY).  Orders received after 20th May could be subject to delay as our courier is expecting the following week (commencing 6th June) to be very busy.

If your order is urgent please let us know and we will see what we can do.

Buy 6 or more tender, half-hardy or exotic plants online and get 20% off

20% off Hardy Shrubs until 30th June

Melon Emir F1 Seeds

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

Melon Emir F1 Seeds

POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  10 seeds approx
RHS Award of Garden Merit:  Yes
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Height:  medium (up to 6 feet)
Sow:  February to May


10 in stock  

10 in stock

Price:  £1.90

Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £25) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  


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 (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant 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.