Growing Rockmelon, also Canteloupe

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12 Jan 21 Anthony (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
how to hand pollination rock melon flowers and which flower has to be treated to start fruit to grow
12 Jan 21 Liz (Australia - arid climate)
Hand pollination for melons with the male flower starts with carefully removing a male flower from the plant. Strip away the petals so that the stamen is left. Carefully insert the stamen into an open female flower and gently tap the stamen on the stigma (the sticky knob). Try to evenly coat the stigma with pollen. (From www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/melons/hand-pollinating-melons.htm) Female flowers have a tiny melon shaped bump behind the flower.

Hand pollination for melons with the male flower starts with carefully removing a male flower from the plant. Strip away the petals so that the stamen is left. Carefully insert the stamen into an open female flower and gently tap the stamen on the stigma (the sticky knob). Try to evenly coat the stigma with pollen. (From www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/melons/hand-pollinating-melons.htm) Female flowers have a tiny melon shaped bump behind the flower.

- Liz

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