Cucumis melo Sienne F1

Cucumis melo ‘Sienne F1’


  • Botanical name: Cucumis melo 'Sienne F1'
  • Common name: Melon
  • Family: Cucurbitaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable

Although the melons we buy from supermarkets are grown in warmer climes, it’s possible to grow your own in a greenhouse. Melons are closely related to cucumbers and require similar growing conditions to thrive – simply  provide them with warmth, water and food. Melon plants can be quite vigorous, so regular pruning is needed to keep them under control. Each plant should produce two to four melons.


Cucumis melo ‘Sienne F1’ is a superb melon, which bears attractive fruits with sweet orange flesh. This variety is available to buy as a plant grafted on to a more vigorous rootstock, increasing your chances of a good crop of fruit. It may also be grown outside in southern regions, but will bear more fruit if offered protection.


Grow Cucumis melo ‘Sienne F1 in rich, fertile soil, ideally in a greenhouse, and water well. Tie the plants to their supports as they grow and allow up to four melons to develop per plant.

How to grow Cucumis 'Sienne F1'

  • Plant size

    2m height

    100cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Harvest in January

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Cucumis 'Sienne F1' and wildlife

Cucumis 'Sienne F1' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Cucumis 'Sienne F1' poisonous?

Cucumis 'Sienne F1' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People