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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFFS View Post
    I have finally picked the first/largest melon, I am trying to get the photo on here but it doesn't seem to want to work at the moment, I weighed it and it came out at 2lb 5.5oz, it has gone onto the kitchen windowsill to get some sun/light to finish off the ripening. if I can get the photo bit working I will add it onto here asap..

    Woop Woop! I bet your'e chuffed they didn't rot this year? Well I am for you x That's a bleeding good size BUFFS, I am SO pleased for you x

    Are a windows or Apple user, If your'e an Apple user I can help with pics...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    I picked my largest melon the other day,just over 1kg itís on the windowsill ripening up too I ate a smaller ripened one with my daughter the other day & it was so juicy,all emir variety...

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    Quite an achievement Jane for an outside grown melon lovely x Woop!
    I sincerely think most folk looking at this thread will think so what?
    My response would be...

    HAVE you actually TASTED tasted one yet! xxx

    Nuff Said
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthgirl Jen View Post
    Woop Woop! I bet your'e chuffed they didn't rot this year? Well I am for you x That's a bleeding good size BUFFS, I am SO pleased for you x

    Are a windows or Apple user, If your'e an Apple user I can help with pics...
    I have a old Microsoft phone that requires me to throw a couple of shovels of coal on, to get it working properly, I think it has alexander bells signature on it as its that old.. I don't have to use a tripod and lens cover though , I upgraded..

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    Just a postnote, the other 7 melons have bit the dust with the constant cold since the start of August, so it seems some things do not change..

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    Buffs. Mine have done the same. Showing off my great crop of melons almost the size of a Jaffa orange. Now they are just lying there and the plants have died. My melon pear plants are full of melons so just wondering what will now go wrong with them.
    Bob.

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    I don't know what happened with my melons. I had a lot of flowers, but they were all apparently male. As I wasn't sure I tried hand pollination with a cotton swab but nothing happened and all the plants died.

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    Melons are not supposed to keep very long and this one was going a bit furry round the stalk and had a small patch (you can see the nick) needing to be cut out but otherwise it is very good and very sweet (a slice is missing from the half on the left). It was probably picked about the 10th Oct.

    Growing Melons in the UK-melon.jpg

    Unfortunately, I don't know the variety. I've got 6 empty packets but none are like it. Arava (F1) is similar but was early with green tasty flesh. This has green flesh also but smooth skin and was a lot later.

    I think I just found it - in a 4 pack of DeRee seeds. It is a honey Dew Melon - and the pack isn't empty!
    I have another 2 melons left of this type but I don't think they will be as sweet as, although the plant had died, they were not quite as yellow but we shall see.

    So next year, I'll try Arava (if I can find it), honey dew and probably granite and 5 desert, both from real seeds and may be a water melon.
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