Organic Melon, Sugar ball

£2.45

  • EUR: €2.87

Medium size melons for growing inside or under cover. Yummy!

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Description

Organic Melon, Sugar ball. Cucumis melo L.

A Selection from Benarys – Sugar ball. Bred carefully and using Demeter standards, to maintain original charasteristics. A Cantalopue type of melon with orange flesh, the seeds taking up little space. Sweet and juicy!

How to grow:
Sow seeds in pots on heat in April/May. Grow on till there are three true leaves then plant in the ground when there’s no chance of a frost. Ripening end August beginning September. Growing in a greenhouse/polytunnel or a warm spot in a walled garden is essential. Grow in dry conditions but keep well watered, preferably from below.

Problem solving:
Keep slugs off when young. Hot and dry on top, wet soil underneath.

Favourite ways to eat them:
Eat fresh and warm, or cooled down in the fridge.

Cultural history:
This creeping vine in the cucurbitaceae family originates from India, cultivated for 1,000’s of years.

Avg contents: 10 seeds.

Additional information

Weight 0.01 g
Dimensions 13 × 8 × 1 cm

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