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Hero of Lockinge Melon (15 seeds) (ML120) $3.00

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Hero of Lockinge Melon

         
 
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Small, round, one-pound melons have delectable, creamy-white flesh that is full of flavor and sweetness. This English heirloom was introduced in 1881 by Sutton's seeds, but was named for Lord Wantage of Lockinge, founder of he British Red Cross, and was developed at the family state at Lockinge Park. A favorite!
 
Hero of Lockinge Melon
Overall Rating:
         
3.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

50.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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15 out of 29 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
madgeniusgardenerr
Location:
Shelton, WA
Date:
August 7, 2013
          1.0
 
not for the north after all
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? none

What are the cons? only for the elite

Review:

There's a BBC show from the 80's; Victorian Kitchen Garden (youtube)that features this melon. It was developed by and for the master of the manor to show off his dominance and power to other aristocrats and required huge resources to cultivate; the time and expertise of the head gardener, an entire melon house devoted to it's growth, fossil fuel heated pipes constantly running under a bed of dried thatch that the melons were planted in, the vines and fruit were supported by an elaborate netting system. Not surprising that this melon did so well in Texas. If you are a self-sufficient and practical person of modest means who also lives in the north then this would not be a a good melon for you at all.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Paul
Date:
December 31, 2012
          5.0
 
Melons grow larger than advertised on Texas Gulf Coast
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

I have grown these for a couple of seasons. I skipped last year but intend to grow them again this year. My melons were always quite a bit larger than the 1 pound that is advertised. The largest were closer to 3 pounds. I plant several seeds and thin to 3 vines to a hill with well rotted manure tilled into the soil. The flavor is excellent.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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