We have lately been under a 3 foot flood and your climbing peas have survived beautifully.
P Page, Purley On Thames, Berkshire
Alongside the likes of cucumbers and pumpkins, both melon and luffa plants are members of the Cucurbitaceae family, and as such provide fleshy fruits that can be enjoyed in a variety of culinary ways.
Whether it be a huge Watermelon or a tiny Mouse Melon (Cucamelon) we really do urge you to give these a go!
A very old variety. Medium sized fruits have a pale green-grey skin and deep orange very juicy flesh. One of the easiest varieties for the novice.
Supplied as a packet of 6 seeds.
Sometimes know as the Mexican Sour Gherkin. Tiny watermelon shaped fruits are produced in abundance all summer long. Perfect for salads, pickling or desserts.
Supplied as a packet of 10 seeds.
Perfect for protected growing in the UK. Elongated fruits have a grey-green fairly thick skin; inside the flesh is pinky-orange and crisp to the bite.
Supplied as a packet of 8 seeds.
A fascinating subject that grows wild in India. Similar in growth habit to a Cucumber. Leave to mature and dry for making bath luffas and even slippers!
Available from approximately May 2016
Supplied as a packet of approximately 7 seeds.