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Cucumber x Melon Seed 'Mira'

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Image of Cucumber X Melon Mira
Image of Cucumber X Melon Mira
Image of Cucumber X Melon Mira
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Cucumis sativus x melo

  • An interesting cross between a cucumber and a melon.
  • Produces striped cucumber-like fruits that have a delicate melon flavour.
  • F1 Hybrid.

Supplied as a packet of 5 seeds.

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GBP1 or more £1.75 each
Pollinator Friendly

An interesting cross between a cucumber and a melon producing striped cucumber-like fruit up to 12" (30 cm) in length but slightly fatter - though we think these are best harvested and eaten when around 6" - 8" (15 - 20 cm) long.

This is more cucumber than melon - but has a distinctly different melony flavour and the skin is more firm just like a melon. Very fast to mature.

Definitely something to try!

Primarily for growing under protection it will also fair well in a sheltered spot outside.

Recommended by the RHS to be an excellent attractant and nectar source for bees and other beneficial insects.

  • Sow under protection in pots late February to April.
  • Place seeds on end, blunted end pointing downwards in compost - simply push into compost out of sight. Water thoroughly and germinate at a temperature of around 75°F (24°C).
  • When seed leaves are developed reduce temperature to around 65°F - 70°F (18°C - 21°C).
  • Plant out late March (heated greenhouse) or late May (unheated greenhouse), or later if growing outside. Plant two per growbag or straw bale or one per large pot.
  • Support the plants with canes and pinch out the growing points when the main stems reach the greenhouse roof. Pinch out the tip of each side shoot two leaves beyond flowers and pinch out flowerless shoots when they reach 2 feet (60 cm) in length.
  • Harvest as required and to encourage repeat fruiting.
  • Top Tips
  • Protect newly sown seeds from mice. Mice are notorious in 'sniffing out' seed of this nature.
  • Keep the soil / compost moist - watering around the plant, not the foliage.
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General Information

A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.

Pollinator Friendly Plants
A detailed guide to the seeds and plants Victoriana Nurseries sell that will attract and provide a food source to bees and other beneficial pollinating insects.

How To...

How To Sow & Grow Cucumbers
Brief guidance on how to sow Cucumber seeds and then grow on the plants - both inside and outside. Include advice on removing male flowers on F1 hybrid varieties.

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