Melon 'Galia F1' - Seed

Cucumis - melo - 'Galia F1'

Melon 'Galia F1' - Seed

Cucumis - melo - 'Galia F1'
Description:
Honeydew melon 'Galia' F1 hybrid (Cucumis melo) is one of the well known melons. A delicacy, either as a starter with ham or as a dessert. Delightful sweet scent, early maturing, light green flesh. Ideal variety for growing in a warm, sunny position. It can also be grown under glass. Average weight of this honeydew melon is 800-1000 grams.
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Melon 'Galia F1' - Seed

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Estimated delivery time : 5-12 Working Days

Specifications:
Latin name: Cucumis - melo - 'Galia F1'
Guarantee: 100% growth and flowering guarantee
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: No
Self polinating: No
Edible: Yes
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Harvesting: August - November
Planting+
Honeydew melon seeds require no prior treatment. You could however steep the large seeds in lukewarm water for 12 hours – this encourages germination. Honeydew melon plants have male and female flowers. To encourage pollination it is advisable to plant and grow 2 or 3 at the same time. (Bumble) Bees will do the rest.
Care+
When all chance of frost is gone and night temps are above 15°C, preferably 18°C, the honeydew melon plants can go outdoors, or into the greenhouse. Honeydew melon plants prefer well fertilised, moisture retaining clay or sandy soil so choose the warmest spot in your garden. A pot on the patio would do too. Do harden them off by allowing them to acclimatise to outdoor temps. by leaving them outdoors for an hour longer every day (out of the sun). After a week of that, pot them up into larger pots. Several per pot is fine. Then place the pots in a warm and sheltered position in full sun.
Honeydew melons have a creeping habit. If any fruits end up growing directly on the ground they are liable to rot so have some straw or black plastic handy to lie under the plants. Black plastic is also handy for warming up the soil, allowing the plant to grow quicker. A plank also helps to keep the fruit from touching soil. It is preferable to lead the shoots upwards as with gherkins if the variety is small enough (up to 1.5 kg) and allows for this. Use large holed chicken wire on a sturdy frame for this. Support the fruits in nets attached to the chicken wire.
Honeydew melons grow fast and give good results from a fertiliser like Bakker's fertiliser for flowering plants, or Bakker's Tomato Fertiliser. They really need it too! Give extra water in periods of drought. Keep the bed weed free – pull them out instead of using a hoe, to prevent root damage to your honeydew melons. This will help them grow well.

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