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Growing Rockmelon, also Canteloupe

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27 Feb 17 Michael (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
The seeds scooped out of a rockmelon be used to grow seedlings. I realise they would have to be dried first, but then its too early here in NSW central plains to plant. Thank you for any assistance.
28 Feb 17 John (Australia - temperate climate)
Unless the variety is an F1 hybrid you most certainly can save the seed and it will produce true to type. The chances of it being an F1 are very slim and it would have said so on the seed packet. F1 seed is still OK but may not produce the same as its parent. Rinse them thoroughly in a sieve and lay them on paper towel or cloth to dry. When they are dry store them in a paper bag or envelope with the name and date written on it. Trust this helps.
01 Mar 17 Michael (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Thanks John for that information. Will give them a go in Spring.
27 Feb 17 David (Australia - temperate climate)
Put the seeds in a glass of water. The ones that sink to the bottom are the good seeds...dry them out and store them to plant in Spring. They should be good to keep for 3 to 4 years. You can start them in pots 4-6 weeks before Spring, then plant the seedlings in early Spring.
20 Dec 17 teigan (Australia - temperate climate)
Does this just apply to rockmelon/ melon varieties or other seeds?
01 Mar 17 Michael (Australia - cool/mountain climate)
Thanks David, will follow that advice and give them a go in spring.
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