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Cucumis melo ‘Hero of Lockinge musk melon’

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Features

  • Height1.2m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourWhite, yellow
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Cucumis melo ‘Hero of Lockinge musk melon’ (Melon). This variety has rich flavour and pale green flesh, the skin colour is orange

Characteristics

Annual or Perennial, Fruit

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This crop has an minimum optimum growing temperature of 18C and a maximum optimum growing temperature of 30C. All melons need a long, hot growing season to produce sweet fruit, and in a cooler climate the vines should be encouraged to grow over concrete or rocks, or trained over black plastic in order for heat to circulate around the plant.

Propagation

Propagate from seed.

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