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Rockmelon

Hearts Of Gold

Thick orange flesh, firm juicy and highly flavoured even when picked a few days early, up to 1kg, released in 1895 and most popular in the early 20th century. 70-90 days.

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Rockmelon

Cucumis melo

Sweet summer vine fruit, introduced to Europe from tropical Africa by the Romans. Plant in full sun, keep soil moist, water roots not leaves to prevent mildew. Likes rich well drained soil, though not heavily fertilized, add lime to obtain pH of 6.5. Keep moist. Can sow indoors 5 weeks before planting, take care not to damage roots. For seed saving it is best to grow only one variety within 2km. Melons are ripe when the stem turns brown. Save seeds from ripe fruit. Sow after frost.

25-40 seeds per gram

Rockmelon planting information:

When To Plant In Australia
Tropics:Feb-Sep
Subtropic:Aug-Feb
Mild:Sep-Dec
Cold/Frost:Oct-Dec
Seed Sowing
Plant space cm:40-60
Row space cm:120-150
Depth cm:1-2
Best soil temp:20-32 °C
Sow after frost:Yes
 
Other Info
Number of seeds per gram:25-40
Rate per hectare:1.8-2.5kg
Average days to maturity:75-115
Edible Flowers
Sprout & Eat
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