Rockmelon Planter's Jumbo - seed

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Trailing vine producing large deliciously juicy fruit with sweet orange flesh. Rock melon vines love plenty of space so be sure to allow for this when planting.

Good companions for sweetcorn (in the garden, rather than the fruitbowl... though you do you)

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Cucumis melo 'Planter's Jumbo' - rockmelon, cantaloupe

DESCRIPTION : Fast-growing vine producing large round fragrant fruit with deep orange flesh. Leaves are large and soft.
SOWING : Sow spring-summer; and winter in warmer areas. Sow seeds directly into their final position or into pots, 12mm deep. Germinates in 6-10 days.
PLANTING :& Thin and transplant when seedlings are easily handled, approx 10cm. Pinch out the tips after planting, leaving 5-6 leaves on the stem, to encourage bushy side shoots. Plant in a full sun location in free draining soil; about 1m from other plants as they are large and fast-growing. For best results prepare soil by digging in well composted manure.
CARE : Water seedlings daily until established and follow up with regular water especially during dry periods. Apply liquid fertiliser regularly for best results. When watering try to avoid wetting the foliage - water into the soil. Once fruit is set it's time to back off with the water a little allowing the fruit to develop rich sweet flavours. Harvest fruit when the surface is rough and the stem begins to smell sweet - about 12-14 weeks from germination. The fruit should come away easily from the plant when ripe.
CONTENTS : 35 seeds approx

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