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Melon  Emir F1
RHS Perfect for Pollinators
Melon Emir F1
Item Number: 12906
Unit Price 1.65
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Description
There is nothing to compare with the sweet fragrance of a crop of melons in a greenhouse
Emir F1 is tolerant to low temperatures with a round oval shape with a greyish-green peel colour. It turns orange when it is maturing. Emir F1 is a very tasty, fragrant and sweet variety of melon. Delicious and juicy when eaten on their own.


Seed Count: 10


WHEN TO SOW
February to May
WHERE TO SOW
Sow the seeds edgewise 2cm (3/4") deep in individual 9cm (3 1/2") pots under glass at a constant day and night temperature of approx. 24C.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
After 3 weeks the temperature can be lowered to 16C. As soon as the seedlings have formed rough leaves transplant into 15cm (6") pots. When the plants are about 10cm (4") tall, plant out in grow bags or glasshouse border. Provide support for plants and the resultant fruits.
HANDY TIP
The fruits need support individually as they mature. A top dressing of nitrogen fertilizer will encourage abundant growth. Pick fruits as they ripen to encourage further development.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Contains vitamin C, beta carotene and potassium.
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