Growing Rockmelon, also Canteloupe

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04 May 20 Ian Fuller (Australia - temperate climate)
Hi, My French friend says he has not had rockmelons as tasty as he had back in France. He is in the food industry. Do they generally grow a different variety there and if so, is that variety available to grow (or perhaps buy) in Australia? We live in Sydney. He is such a nice guy that I would love to surprise him with a solution - perhaps some seeds of that variety. Thank you, Regards, Ian
05 May 20 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Go to a seed selling website Eden, Boondie, Seed Collection etc and ask him which if any look like the ones he had in France.
05 May 20 Anon (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
If you go on the internet and type 25 different melons you will see a website with 25 different melons from around the world. All different kinds and shapes. The melons grown in Australia today are far inferior to melons grown 20-30-40 years ago. Melons today have been breed for size, hardness for transport and shelf live in shops. ALL ABOUT WHAT THE SUPERMARKETS WANT. If you want to grow some try Hales Best. Grow in the spring.

Hi, My French friend says he has not had rockmelons as tasty as he had back in France. He is in the food industry. Do they generally grow a different variety there and if so, is that variety available to grow (or perhaps buy) in Australia? We live in Sydney. He is such a nice guy that I would love to surprise him with a solution - perhaps some seeds of that variety. Thank you, Regards, Ian

- Ian Fuller

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