ROCKMELON HALES BEST

$3.30 inc GST

Botanical Name: Cucumis melo

An outstanding rockmelon that is powdery mildew resistant, ideally suited for all gardens. Expect fruit weighing about 1kg. Choose a sunny position and prepare your soil well.

How To Grow:
Drop seeds 12mm deep direct in final position. Sow 4 or 5 seeds in clumps, later thinning to the two strongest seedlings. Allow 50cm between rows 40-50cm between clumps. When the young plants have 5 or 6 leaves, pinch out their growing tips to encourage the growth of side shoots. Grow alongside a trellis or fence if space is limited. Keep the plants well watered and prepare the soil well by adding organic material and complete fertiliser.

When To Plant: Spring and Summer.
Harvest: 12-14 weeks from sowing.
Sow: Spring, Summer
Important Note: These seeds may be treated with a fungicide (Thiram or Apron XL), do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. Fungicide treatment is an AQIS requirement for certain varieties of seeds. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees. If your packet has been treated it will be well marked with a warning and the seeds will be dyed a distinct colour.

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