A garden with lots of space is ideal for this summer fruit. Mounds for planting seeds must be spaced at least 1-2m apart, and plants are vigorous ramblers. Check the leaf where the fruit is attached to the vine, if leaf is yellow fruit is mature. Melons will not ripen off the vine so check regularly to ensure fresh crop
Tender flesh is salmon coloured and very sweet. An old, classic favorite dating from the 1920s, this ribbed melon has a heavily netted skin. Also called muskmelon.
BOTANICAL NAME: Cucumis Melo
COMMON NAME: Sweet Melon Spanspek
AFRIKAANS NAME: Soet Meloen Spanspek