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Melon Grafted Plant - F1 Emir Melon Grafted Plant - F1 Emir Melon Grafted Plant - F1 Emir

Melon Grafted Plant - F1 Emir

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Smooth pale greenish-yellow fruits about 11.5cm (4½") in diameter, with firm, very sweet, salmon-pink flesh. More tolerant of low temperatues than most Cantaloupe varieties so will bear fruit even in cool summers. For growing in frames, under cloches or fleece in the garden and recommended for northern districts. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Please note: There is a possibility that your plant will include a grafting clip, if it does, this is an integral part of the grafting process and that it should be left in place. As the plant grows it will naturally shrug off the clip. Supplied in a 10cm pot.  

What's so good about grafted veg plants? We are revolutionising the home grown vegetable market with our range of grafted vegetable plants! Commercially the grafting method has been used for some time, but we've developed them for the home gardener, and early adopters have had extraordinary results: • Big increases in yield from larger, more vigorous plants - up to 75% more crops than a standard vegetable plant! • Earlier cropping, yet with sufficient vigour to crop well later in the season • Grow in the greenhouse or outdoors - little or no heating required • Excellent resistance to soil-borne pest and diseases - no more ring culture or grow bags - plant straight in the soil • Greater tolerance to nutritional disorders

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Delicious sweet, aromatic flesh

Smooth pale greenish-yellow fruits about 11.5cm (4½") in diameter, with firm, very sweet, salmon-pink flesh. More tolerant of low temperatues than most Cantaloupe varieties so will bear fruit even in cool summers. For growing in frames, under cloches or fleece in the garden and recommended for northern districts. RHS Award of Garden Merit winner. Please note: There is a possibility that your plant will include a grafting clip, if it does, this is an integral part of the grafting process and that it should be left in place. As the plant grows it will naturally shrug off the clip. Supplied in a 10cm pot.

What's so good about grafted veg plants? We are revolutionising the home grown vegetable market with our range of grafted vegetable plants! Commercially the grafting method has been used for some time, but we've developed them for the home gardener, and early adopters have had extraordinary results: • Big increases in yield from larger, more vigorous plants - up to 75% more crops than a standard vegetable plant! • Earlier cropping, yet with sufficient vigour to crop well later in the season • Grow in the greenhouse or outdoors - little or no heating required • Excellent resistance to soil-borne pest and diseases - no more ring culture or grow bags - plant straight in the soil • Greater tolerance to nutritional disorders

Colour:Other

Hardiness:5 degrees

Resistance to Disease:False

Seeds:False

Bulbs:False

Shrubs:False

Tree:False

Plants:True

Aftercare - Easy:True

Aftercare - Moderate:False

Aftercare - High:False

Scented:False

Height:150-200cm

Cut Flower:False

Edible Flower:False

Spread:151-200cm

Organic:False

Good For Dried Flowers:False

Drought Resistant:False

RHS Award of Garden Merit:True

Vegetables recommended by the NIAB:False

Award Winners in Fleuroselect Trials:False

Likes Acidic Soil:False

Containers:True

Hanging Baskets:False

Beds & Borders:True

Rockeries:False

Climbers:False

Greenhouse, Glass House or Home:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:False

Grows in Sun or Shade:False

Partial or Full Shade:False

Shade:False

F1 Variety:True

Hardy Annual:False

Half Hardy Annual:False

Greenhouse Annual:False

Hardy Biennial:False

Greenhouse Biennial:False

Hardy Perennial:False

Tender Perennial:False

Half Hardy Perennial:False

Greenhouse Perennial:False

Shrub:False

Butterflies:False

Birds:False

Bees:False

On Receipt - Check the plants are moist and grow on in 10cm pots using a good quality potting compost maintaining a temperature of 16-18ºC (60-65ºF). providing a cane support. Once the roots fill the pots transfer into 30cm (12″) pots or plant in the greenhouse border 60cm (2') apart. The plants are not suitable for growing in grow bags due to the strong root system.

Greenhouse Culture - Provide horizontal wire supports and pinch out the growing tip when the plants have reached a height of 180cm (6'). Pinch out the growing tip of the side shoots at the fifth leaf. The resulting shoots will produce the flowers. Male and female blooms should then develop on the new growths. Allow six fruits to mature on each plant. Artificial pollination may be necessary to aid the fruit setting, and this is carried out by pinching off male blooms, stripping the petals and pushing the exposed centre into the female flowers. Female blooms may be recognised by the swollen stalk, just below the flower. Carry out the pollination about midday, and if possible treat all flowers on one plant at the same time. The resulting fruitlets should be thinned out to six per plant when they have developed and are swelling. Pinch out the growing point of the shoot two leaves beyond the fruit. Once they have reached tennis ball size it will be necessary to provide a net support, many gardeners use a pair of ladies tights. For the best results maintain a temperature of 21-24°C (70-75°F) and on hot sunny days damp down the pathways to increase the humidity. Liquid feed with a tomato fertiliser, commencing when fruits are about the size of a golf ball at 7-10 day intervals until the fruit starts to ripen. Watering should be reduced as the fruit ripens and a little more ventilation given.

Frame Culture - Plant out in late May. After hardening off the plant, transfer to the frame. Pinch out the growing point at the fifth leaf. Select the four strongest shoots and train towards the corners of the frame. Allow one fruit per shoot to develop and pinch out the shoot two leaves beyond the developing melons. Any other shoots and flowers should be removed. The compost should never be allowed to dry out. When growing in frames each fruit must be supported by a flat tile or piece of wood to prevent contact with the soil which would cause the melon to rot. Reduce watering once the fruit starts to ripen and stop feeding.

What do other customers think of this product?

Rating:
The melon shared a pot with the mini love watermelon in the greenhouse. I only have one fruit (properly needed a bigger pot). It doesn't taste as sweet as the melon but it flesh has a lovely orange colour (better than picture on the website ), very juicy.
14 September 2014
Reviewed by: Part-time farmer
Town: Milton keynes
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