The shiny smooth yellow skin is subtly striped with tinges of green hinting at the sweet green flesh within. Regularly rating 90-100% in taste test, its origins are most likely from the rich melon growing traditions of Hungary. A very prolific melon with up to 14 fruits borne on a sinlge compact vine. Harvest in 14 weeks, 900g per fruit.
Melons (both watermelons and rockmelons) need to be sown in warm soil. Like pumpkins, they are best sown on mounds, 1m apart. Sow 3 or 4 seeds where you want one plant to grow, and remove the weaker plants once seed germinates. A sandy, well drained soil of pH 6 is ideal. While the vines are growing, they need plenty of water and nutrients, so good soil preparation is essential; however, once the fruit has set, too much water can lead to watery tasteless fruit. For large, lush melons, allow a maximum of 3 fruits per vine before pinching out the ends of the vines and allowing these fruit to develop.