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Melon
Cucumis melo
Melons are warm season annual vines and require a long, hot growing season. In temperate areas sow October - November, after all danger of frost; subtropical areas sow September - November; in tropical areas sow April - July, during the dry season. Sow directly where it is to grow 10 - 20mm deep, or start early in individual seedling pots, in cool areas bottom heat will be required. Seed germinates best at a soil temperature of 23 - 35C. Seed will germinate in 4 - 10 days. Soil should be fertile, well-drained, with a pH 6 - 6.5. Space rows 1.5 m apart with 1m between plants on raised mounds. Pinch out the growing tip to encourage branching; when the fruit forms pinch back the vine to 2 leaves beyond the fruit. Melons can be grown vertically where space is limited but support the fruit with onion bags. Growing vertically also reduces the risk of fungal problems. Slide a flat piece of wood underneath ripening fruit on the ground to avoid rotting from contact with wet soil. Harvest when the melon slips easily from the stem.

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Rockmelon 'Hales Best'
Popular melon, deep green rind with sweet orange flesh, mildew resistant. Days to harvest: 80.
SM104approx. 35 seeds
SM185
SM114
SM178
SM179
Melon 'Honeydew Green Flesh'
'Honeydew Green Flesh' bears large, delicious fruit 2.5 - 3kg; with a creamy white skin, emerald green flesh and small seed cavity. It is very sweet and juicy. Days to harvest: 85.
SM180approx. 35 seeds UT
SM102approx. 35 seeds
SM184
SM120
SM181 UT
Melon 'Piel de Sapo' UT
Syn. Christmas Melon
'Piel de Sapo' was originally grown in Spain. The fruit average 1.5 kg and have a mottled, greenish-yellow skin with very sweet, aromatic white flesh. It stores well for weeks in the pantry. Days to harvest: 110.
SM176approx. 15 seeds
Melon - Bitter H Syn. Fu kwa, Balsam Pear or Bitter Gourd
Momordica charantia
A tropical climber with small, fragrant flowers produces a warty fruit. It produces prolifically but may need hand pollination in cool climates. Sow next to a trellis, after all danger of frost has passed, soil temperature min. 22C, 2.5 cm deep, 30 cm apart. Early plants can be sown in seedling pots for later transplanting. Prepare well-drained soil with compost and well-rotted manure. To avoid excessive bitterness, pick the green fruit when young. Fruit is peeled, rubbed with salt and left for an hour then rinsed and the central spongy pith discarded. Seeds should not be eaten. Alternatively it can be parboiled in salted water before use. Used as a cooked vegetable and in pickles and curries. Young leaves and shoots are edible. Days to harvest: 60 - 70.


Melon - Bitter H UT
A prolific, open-pollinated, traditional variety of bitter melon. The fruit weigh up to 20 kg but are best picked at 1.5 kg, bigger fruit is more bitter.
SM139approx. 10 seeds
SM140
SM141
Melon - Jam UT
Syn. Preserving Melon, Red Seeded Citron
Citrullus lanatus
This heirloom vegetable is an ancestor of the watermelon. The dark green, striped fruit has firm white flesh which is not eaten raw but used to make jams, pickles, pies and candied rind. It has a high pectin content so is often mixed with low pectin fruit for jam making. The fruit has a hard skin and stores well. The vines are extremely productive, drought tolerant and hardy.
SM182approx. 20 seeds
Mustard Syn. Chinese mustard; mustard greens; kaai tsoi, tua-chia (China); cai sin (Indonesia); karashina (Japan); sawi sawi (Malaysia); phak kwang tung khiao (Thai); cai be xanh (Vietnam)
Brassica juncea
Leaf mustards add zest to a salad mix; harvest small or full size. Leaf colour is best in temperate areas, it grows in the subtropics during winter. Mustards prefer a position in full sun with a rich, well-drained soil. A cool-weather crop, sow direct into rows 25 cm apart in late autumn. Sow 5-10 mm deep, cover with fine soil, firm down. It germinates well in cool, wet weather and thrives in these conditions. Sow every two weeks for successive crops. The flowers are highly attractive to beneficial insects.
Mustard 'Golden Streaks' UT
Syn. 'Green Elk', Wasabi Greens, Elk Leaves
'Golden Streaks' is a very attractive plant with finely serrated, bright golden-green leaves. It is an ideal cut and come again leafy green for harvesting from baby leaf size onwards. It has tender, mild, spicy leaves that add flavour and zest to salads and stir-fries. Days to harvest: 20 days baby leaf, 40 days full size. This is an F1 hybrid so is not suitable for seed saving.
SM128approx. 150 seeds
SM129
SM147
Mustard 'Ruby Streaks' UT
Syn. 'Red Elk', Wasabi Greens, Elk Leaves
'Ruby Streaks' is an exciting new release to use in salads. It has finely serrated dark green and burgundy leaves. It is excellent as a 'baby leaf' and in salad mixes. The colour varies from dark green with red veins to dark burgundy. The flavour is sweet and mildly pungent. Days to harvest: 20 days baby leaf, 40 days full size. This is an F1 hybrid so is not suitable for seed saving.
SM125approx. 150 seeds
SM126
Mustard 'Red Giant' H
'Red Giant' has deep purplish-red, large, savoy leaves with white mid-ribs. The thick, tender leaves have a spicy, pungent flavour and are excellent for cooking and pickling. Leaf mustards add zest to a salad mix; it can be harvested small or left to full size. The flowers are highly attractive to beneficial insects. Days to harvest: 21 days baby leaf, 45 days full size.
SM117approx. 150 seeds
SM118
SM173
SM174
Mustard 'Osaka Purple' H
'Osaka Purple' is a very striking plant with round, dark purple leaves. The thick, tender leaves have a spicy, pungent flavour and are excellent for cooking and pickling. Leaf mustards add zest to a salad mix; it can be harvested small or left to full size. The flowers are highly attractive to beneficial insects. Days to harvest: 21 days baby leaf, 45 days full size.
SM119approx. 150 seeds
SM146
SM148
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