Melon - Orange Sherbert F1 Hybrid
True to its name, Melon 'Outdoor Wonder' is ideal for growing outdoors through black plastic or under cloches. This Galia type reliably produces pale green fleshed melons even in less than perfect British summers, and has good mildew resistance too. The tennis ball sized fruits are the perfect size for a one person serving! Height and spread: 2m.
Sow melon seeds from March to mid April for indoor cropping or early April to May for transplanting outdoors later on. Sow melon seed at a depth of 1cm in trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20C until germination which takes 7-10 days. Protect the emerging seedlings from direct sunlight to avoid scorching. Once germinated pot on individual seedlings into 7.5cm pots of compost and grow melon plants on until they large enough to be transplanted into growbags. Maintain a temperature of 20c and keep the compost barely moist to avoid stem rot. When melon plants are well grown, transplant 2 plants per growbag or 1m apart under frost free glass, or into frames or cloches outdoors.