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Watermelon 'Little Darling' F1 Seeds



Catalogue Code: 30310860

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Regular price £3.99
Bursting with flavor and succulent juices, the 'Little Darling' F1 Seeds produce scrumptious watermelons! Compact, ideal for gardens across Britain and Ireland, a single plant yields four delectable fruits.

Key Features

  • F1 Hybrid variety

Pack Contents: 8 Seeds

Height: 45cm


  • Deliciously sweet and juicy fruits
  • Compact habit
  • Well-suited to growing in Britain and Ireland, producing up to four delicious fruits per plant

Sowing Indoors

Sow two seeds on edge, 1.5cm deep, per 8cm pot. Water well with a fine rose. Place in a propagator at 20°C or cover tray with cling film and leave in a warm room. Keep moist.

Growing On

When shoots appear, remove cling film. Keep in a warm, light position, but shade from direct sunlight. If both seeds germinate, discard the weaker of the two.

Planting Out

Melons should be grown on ideally in a greenhouse or polytunnel, but can also be grown in a warm, sunny, sheltered spot outside. They require a minimum temperature of 12°C. Once the plants are a few cms tall and have 3 or 4 leaves, plant into the greenhouse border 75cm apart, in grow bags (two plants) or 45cm diameter containers (one plant). Avoid any sudden drop in temperature.


Water and feed well with a tomato fertliiser to promote fruiting. If male flowers form (those without a swelling behind them) do not remove them as they are necessary for pollination. Little Darling is a trailing variety so can be allowed to spread on the ground, protecting the fruits, or provide supports for climbing. Maintain high humidity, but also ensure greenhouses are well-ventilated in hot weather. 

Growing Calendar

J Jan F Feb M Mar A Apr M May J June J Jul A Aug S Sep O Oct N Nov D Dec
Sow Indoors


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These items are subject to a delivery multiplier where orders containing 3 or 4 items will be subject to an additional £5.99 for every further 2 items added. This is automatically applied at check-out:

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  • 5 - 6 bags £17.97
  • 7 - 8 bags £23.96
  • 9 - 10 bags £29.95

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