JAM MELON - RED SEEDED CITRON (Citrullus lanatus)
This red-seeded variety of citron has been grown for centuries.
Hardy prolific vines that produce smooth round fruit up to 5kg with
dark green skin with pale green stripes. Used to make jams and
pickles and added to fruitcakes, cookies and puddings. The best
fruits can be stored for up to a year.
Seed count: 7-9 seeds per gram
Seeds per packet: 15
Posted by HeatherH on 26th Feb 2013
In early summer 2012 I bought the Jam melon seeds and duly planted four seeds in two mounds, thinning out the weakest plant in each mound. We harvested ten melon, the smallest 3kg and the largest 14.5kg! The rest were from 10 to 13.5kg. I've made lots of jam and will make candied citron soon and hopefully my friends will be able to use at least some of the other eight melons. Delicious melon, lemon and ginger jam. Thanks Cornucopia.