The melon requires a bit of care, but rewards the work with lovely, sweet fruits. In a warm and protected spot, with plenty of water and nutrition, melons can grow well even in northern latitudes.
Jenny Lind, organic seeds
Originating in Armenia but improved on and named in America around 1850. This unique...More info →
Charentais, organic seeds
Is the original French melon, ancestor of numerous more modern hybrid sorts. The fruit is...More info →
Hale's Best Jumbo, organic seeds
Was one of the most commonly grown kinds during the 1900s in both Market gardens and...More info →
Sugar Baby, organic seeds
Is a very early water melon yielding a decent harvest even outdoors in Southern Sweden on...More info →
Sweet Granite, organic seeds
Is one of the earliest melons for outdoors- and green house planting. It yields a little...More info →
The melon is grown, several variants, all over the world today. C. melo var. reticulates is our common netted melon while the smooth and ridged melon is called C. melo var. cantalupensis. The so called winter melon or casaba C. melo var. inodorus is mostly grown in Asia. It lacks the aroma of the ripe melon.
Like other members of the cucumber family the melon is annual with deeply cut hand-like leaves, yellow flowers (sometimes carrying both sexes) and juicy fruits.
Melons are, together with cucumbers, pumpkins, marrows, squashes and gourds, the most commonly grown crops of the gourd family.