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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresSeeds - Melons

Seeds - Melons

Several varieties of melons. All seeds are supplied with printed concise germination and culture instructions.

Bottle gourd 

This easy to grow, versatile vine has been grown since prehistoric times. It produces round gourds with long necks. Sometimes the neck is swollen, giving the gourds the unusual shape. Young gourds soft skinned, but this soons hardens and thickens, and when dried, the skin is like wood.

Young gourds are edible, and dried ones have been used to make water bottles (and hence the name) and other kitchen utensils, such as bowls and spoons. Various cultures and arts and craft people carve the gourd. Sprawling vines produce gourds with curved necks, and climbing ones produce gourds with straight necks.

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Butternut squash 

A prolific fruiter, this vine produces more fruit per square metre than pumpkin. The vine stems are solid and are not bothered by most insects. The fruits are long keeping and are of a size that is handy for use in a meal for 4-5 persons. The flesh is firm and does not break apart when cooked.

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Green Derishi (Prince melon) 

This is a green fleshed prince melon variety. The melons are slightly round oval in shape and coarsely netted. The thick green flesh is sweet and crunchy. Grow as you would pumpkin. 100 days to maturity.

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Heirloom honewdew Canary Yellow 

This heirloom variety has very sweet juicy white flesh with bright yellow skin. A superb eating melon. Grow as you would pumpkin. 100 days to maturity.

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Honewdew Supersweet 

This new variety has sweet juicy lime green flesh with a very small seed cavity. A superb eating melon. The skin is smooth and waxy. Grow as you would pumpkin. 100 days to maturity.

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Pumpkin 

Pumpkin belongs in the cucurbit family (along with cucumber, melons, etc), and grows as a climber or rambler. Easy to grow. Sweet orange flesh. Some cultures grow pumpkin for the edible shoots - they cut off the fruit as soon as it appears.

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Rockmelon (Cantaloupe) 

This is an open polinated musk melon variety. The melons are slightly round oval in shape and coarsely netted. The thick orange flesh has a nice sweet muskmelon taste. Grow as you would pumpkin. 100 days to maturity.

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Spaghetti Melon 

Spaghetti melon (Cucurbita pepo) belongs in the cucurbit family (along with cucumber, pumpkin, etc), and grows in a similar fashion. The 'spaghetti' is actually the flesh of the melon. Usually grown as a winter melon. This is the speckled skin variety that produces a lot of white 'spaghetti' (see picture).

The two plants in my garden produce enough melons to last one year! Hardier than pumpkin. The 'spaghetti' is low in calories, high in fibre, contains no fat and is an excellent source folic acid. Also has some potassium, and a little iron, vitamin A and vitamin C.

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