Hero of Lockinge
Developed by Lord Wantage of Lockinge's head gardener, Mr Atkins at Lockinge Park, Oxfordshire, this musk melon was introduced by Suttons in the 1800s and appeared in one of their early advertisements. Suttons described it as “the finest new Melon of the Season” producing “large, laced fruits with white flesh of superb flavour. Succeeds well in a cold frame”. It survived on the National List until 1995 and won a First-Class Certificate from the RHS
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