Rock Melon Hales Best

Overview

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.

We hope you enjoy these rock melon seeds, just another great example of fruit seeds from Mr Fothergill’s!

Learn 'How To Grow From Seed' or browse through our other 'Melon Seed Varieties!'

How To Grow

Drop seeds 12mm (half-inch) deep direct in final position. Sow 4 or 5 seeds in clumps, later thinning to the two strongest seedlings. Allow 50cm (20in) between rows 40-50cm (16-20in) 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

South Island: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

North Island: Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Harvest

12-14 weeks