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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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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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. 

£0.75 / 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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A mini galia type reaching 700-900g (thats 1.5-2 lbs) which could be your perfect choice for a sunny patio and trellis (or greenhouse).  Its small leafed vines are rarely longer than 2m so very manageable.  Lovely globe fruits ripen to yellow with tan netting and have an excellent flavour.

 

Price for 4 seeds. 

£0.90 / pack(s)

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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

£0.60

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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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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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