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SKU Code: V 599.
Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine
Seed per packet: Approx 10
A Western Shipper variety of rockmelon with with suture and a good netting structure.
A hybrid rockmelon bred for its good size and a relatively tight cavity with deep coloured flesh and an excellent juicy flavour.
Strong plants with an excellent fruit set and a good resistance to powdery mildew.
Adaptable to most good garden soils but prefers a humus rich soil with a generous amount of water in full sun.
Tropical climate: All Year Round
Temperate climate: Spring to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Early Summer.
Sow: 20mm deep
Plant space: 1m
Row Space: 1.5m
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 15-20 weeks
Best sown direct early in the season. For earlier planting in cooler climates raise in pots in warm conditions and transplant after 3-4 weeks. Requires temperatures of around 18-20°C for germination.
Sow in rows 40-60cm between plants and in rows 120cm apart
If sowing direct, plant 3-4 seeds 15mm deep in mounds, later thinning to the two strongest plants.
Plant in a free-draining soil in a position with full sun.
For best results fertilise and keep well watered, keep soil moist and avoid overhead watering where possible.
Harvest after 75-90 days when the stem turns brown and begins to break away from fruit.
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