melon 'Emir' F1
melon / Cucumis melo 'Emir' F1
- Available in 4 weeks
- approx 20 seeds
- Next / named day
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
- Rate of growth: average
Deliciously sweet and aromatic melons. Cold tolerant and fast growing, ideal for our relatively short growing season. Can even be grown in a sunny spot outdoors.
Winner of an Royal Horticultural Society, Award of Garden Merit for reliability and good performance.
Part of the seed range produced by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds in partnership with the RHS.
- Growing Instructions: Sow singly into pots, edge down into the compost. Cover with a fine layer of compost and firm gently. Cover pots with glass, polythene or propagator lid. Keep at 20-25C and keep moist. Remove cover when seedlings appear. At 4-5 leaf stage, pace 45cm apart in the greenhouse, training main stems vertically up wires, remove the growing point at approx. 7th leaf stage on in a cold frame, limit growth to the size of frame. Alternatively, space 75cm apart in a warm, sunny sheltered position outside. Once fruiting begins apply a liquid feed once a week.
- Sow: February - April
- Harvest: July - October
- Approximate quantity: 20 seeds.