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Branco Do Ribatej Melon. 20 Seeds.

Branco Do Ribatej Melon. 20 Seeds.

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Branco Do Ribatej Melon Seeds | NON-GMO | 20 Seeds| Heirloom melon.

Branco Do Ribatejo Melons are a heirloom variety of cantaloupe that is known for its sweet flavor and juicy flesh. They are relatively easy to grow, but there are a few things you can do to ensure a successful harvest.

Here is a step-by-step guide to growing Branco Do Ribatejo Melons:

  1. Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-drained soil. Melons need full sun and well-drained soil to thrive.
  2. Start seeds indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. This will give the plants a head start and help them to produce fruit earlier in the season.
  3. Transplant seedlings to the garden after the last frost date. Space the plants 18-24 inches apart in rows spaced 5-6 feet apart.
  4. Water melons regularly, especially during hot weather. Water deeply at the base of the plant, avoiding the foliage.
  5. Fertilize the plants every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer.
  6. Train melon vines to grow on a trellis or fence. This helps to keep the fruit off the ground and prevents rot.
  7. Harvest melons when they are slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet aroma.

Here are some additional tips for growing Branco Do Ribatejo Melons:

  • Mulch around the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds. Black plastic mulch is a good option for melons, as it helps to warm the soil.
  • Protect the plants from pests and diseases. Melons are susceptible to a number of pests and diseases, including powdery mildew, aphids, and cucumber beetles. Be sure to inspect your plants regularly and treat any problems promptly.
  • Give the plants plenty of space to grow. Melon vines can get quite large, so be sure to give them plenty of space to spread out.

Here are some additional tricks that may help you to grow the best possible Branco Do Ribatejo Melons:

  • Pinch back the tips of the vines when they are about 12 inches long. This will encourage the plants to branch out and produce more fruit.
  • Hand-pollinate the flowers to increase fruit production. To do this, simply transfer pollen from the male flowers to the female flowers with a small paintbrush.
  • Place a piece of cardboard or foam under the developing melons. This will help to protect them from the ground and prevent rot.
  • Harvest melons when they are slightly soft to the touch and have a sweet aroma.
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