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Melon Mangomel Vegetable Seeds

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Exceptionally early ripening fruit with a wonderful juicy deep-orange flesh and a sweet aromatic flavour.
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Exceptionally early ripening fruit with a wonderful juicy deep-orange flesh and a sweet aromatic flavour.

Best suited to a cold greenhouse but they will grow well on a sunny patio in the South of the UK or under a cloche. Each plant should produce 4-6 fruit and you can easily tell when they are ripe as the Melons change from a grey-green colour to creamy-yellow.
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SKU WW-1351
Country of Manufacture United Kingdom
Brand Plants of Distinction
Scientific name Cucumis melo
Common name Melon
Seeds/packet 6
Germination (days) 5-10
Sowing depth 1 cm
Plantavstånd 1x1 m
Exposure Full Sun
Cultivation Advice In general, melons are lovers of warmth, which generally makes them a short season crop in the U.K. For best results in our cooler climate, most UK melons are grown in a greenhouse or poly tunnel, but some varieties can be grown outside providing they are planted in a South or South West position with plenty of shelter from the wind or covered with a cloche.

Canteloupes are the best melons for growing in the UK, honeydew and musk melons are more tender, so whilst they can also be grown successfully they do need to be kept in a greenhouse.

Melons should be planted on raised mounds to ensure that water doesn’t sit around the stem, which can result in rot, they require a rich, fertile, moisture retentive, deep and well-drained soil.

Seed should be sown during March and April under glass and potted on during April to May in order to harvest from July to September.

Sow melon seeds into 3 or 4 inch pots allows 2 seeds per pot. Germination normally takes 10 to 14 days at 75F. Once large enough to handle pot the seedlings on into individual 9 inch pots for growing on.

Pinch out the growing point at the fifth leaf to encourage side shoots, when they appear, retain the four strongest and remove the others.

Ventilate well when the plants are in flower to allow simultaneous pollination of fruits. Hand pollination is not recommended but occasionally necessary.

In very sunny weather, indoor crops should be shaded with netting or glass whitewashing, feed with a high potash potassium fertiliser every week or two but stop feeding and reduce watering once the fruits start to ripen and foliage dies back.

Support the developing fruit with melon nets or a layer of straw to prevent damage.
Skörd(x) Skörda när frukten har fått sin färg och lätt lossnar från skaftets fäste. En mogen melon doftar dessutom melon.
Ready to Harvest Early
Harvest August
Hybrid F1-Hybrid
Skördemängd Njut av de frukter som mognar. Tips är att ta bort alla blommor utom två och ge dem all näring för skörd
Care Easy
KRAV marked No
Language on package English
Brand Plants of Distinction
Kort om odling Så ett frö i varje kruka med såjord. Vattna före sådd. Placera dem varmt, ca 25 grader. Håll jorden fuktig. Använd genomskinligt plast med lufthål över krukorna. När fröna grott, placera krukorna, utan plasten, ljust i ca 15-18 grader. Omplantera vid behov med planteringsjord. Avhärda innan utplantering. Varmt och skyddat uteläge eller växthus. Pollinera blommorna.
Height 2-3 m
Storage Fröer förvaras torrt, mörkt och svalt.
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