Melon

Melon

Melon
Melons are gorgeous and these varieties are suited to the British climate - you will need to grow these under glass or with some other protection to get the best of results. A slight challenge but who knows with our hot summers!

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Sweet and tender pale orange flesh is your reward for growing Ambrosia, truly the food of the gods! This exotic melon will develop a wonderful fragrance when ready to pick and should slip off the vine with ease – they prefer to be grown up a trellis or frame. Price for 4 seeds

£1.25 *

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A perfectly round melon with smooth, netted skin turning yellow when ripe. The flesh is a beautiful aromatic sweet green. A reliable variety in less than perfect summers. Price for 4 seeds
£0.90 *

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A very unusual heirloom, from 1885, with a remarkable delicious fragrance and sweet and juicy fruit.  At first you will be growing green elongated tear-drop shaped fruit which can reach up to 50cm.  The fragrance develops as the fruit ripens but also check the stem of each fruit for dryness. Ripe fruits have a dry stem that is brown and somewhat shrivelled, the fruits can also change to yellow (hence banana), the rule of thumb is that if the fruit pulls easily off the vine they are generally ready

Price for 4 seeds. 

£0.75 / set(s) *

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Turning a bright yellow when ripe (and the curly tendril near the stem dries out) with very pale green flesh.  This is very unusual variety: the flavour is delicate (sweet and slightly tangy) and the texture reminds me of a ripe pear. These are lovely: try drizzling with lemon or honey, steep with a little ginger or add them to a salad and dress with basil or coriander!  Mmm mm mm

  Price for 4 seeds. 

£0.50 / set(s) *

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Juicy, sweet flesh is dark orange and aromatic. It is an excellent early variety making it a good choice for the UK season length however these really are for growing in a greenhouse or a conservatory in this country were the fruits can reach 1-2kg. Price for 4 seeds
£0.75 *

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Perfect for British summers, this Charentais type is tolerant of cooler weather and in the sunniest of corners it will grow outside or tuck into an unheated greenhouse or polytunnel. Sweet, juicy, fragrant and tasty orange flesh hidden under a heavily netted skin. Price for 4 seeds

£0.75 *

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With a tough wrinkled rind that matures to a golden colour there is little to hint at the delight within: firm white aromatic flesh, sweet with a hint of spicy richness. This melon will store for weeks and weeks for enjoying into the winter months Price for 4 seeds
£0.75 *

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An almost round cantaloupe variety with aromatic sweet orange flesh. This is one that can be tried outdoors in milder areas. This vigorous melon produces 1-2kg fruit. Price for 4 seeds
£0.75 *

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These delicious cantaloupe type melons become exceptionally fragrant as they ripen. They have heavily netted skin with a gentle rib covering the light orange flesh. The ‘Honey’ in the name describes well the incredible sweet fruits you could be enjoying in the autumn Price for 4 seeds

£0.50 *

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The name may not be poetically inspiring but the fruit certainly is.  Emerald green flesh is superbly sweet with a delightful aroma.  This variety is well worth pampering for your future enjoyment.  It is best grown with protection – one for the greenhouse.                        

Price for 4 seeds. 

£0.50 / pack(s) *

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This cantaloupe has been an award winner from its first trials back in 1935. The succulent, deep orange fleshed fruits, which follow on from large flowers, can get quite weighty. This variety needs 80-100 days from germination in the warmth a greenhouse or conservatory provides. Price for 4 seeds

£0.50 *

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Sweet golden yellow flesh in a cricket ball sized fruit produced on compact plants. This is an especially good choice for our shorter summers and with vines only reaching just over a metre this is also a variety that can be grown in tubs. Perfect for those with limited space. Price for 4 seeds
£0.75 *

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Something quite out of the ordinary, this Asian speciality has oblong fruits (about 16cm by 8cm). These are a lemony yellow with shallow white splashes and when ripe have crisp white flesh with a wonderfully sweet flavour. Price for 4 seeds

£0.90 *

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We have been tempted by this one for ages and now it is your chance to grow this variety which is one of the finest watermelons available. It is very sweet with crimson flesh and is almost seedless. Sow in spring, you need 14-16 weeks growing time and plenty of water. Price for 4 seeds
£0.75 *

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