New Seed catalogues - be wary!
Eyren Offline
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#21
I feel bad now that I bought some Trinidad Perfume seeds from the JW range - I was being impatient and Suttons was the only place I could find them in stock. Shan't be buying from them again!
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I'm not defending him, but I do have a weakness when it comes to unusual seeds and love to try something 'weird' or something no one else grows on the allotment for example. Texel greens is something I have seeds for - I didn't know it had a fancier version, and I'm a bit surprised that I know them as their original name!

I have found seeds through JW's collections that I now grow all the time, such as cucamelons.

I hate the deception though... I hate it.
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Cucamelons = Mouse melons = Melothrie = Melothria scabra = Mexican sour gherkin = Mexican miniature watermelon = Mexican sour cucumber = Pepquinos = Pepquino melon.

From a marketing point of view, I would think calling it "sour" might not be good for sales & Melothrie/a and Pepquino don't trip off the tongue so they call them something easy to say and "cute" - like Cucamelon.
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Also sold as Incan mouse melons. I fell for that one  Blush
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Lots of us fell for them - mine were Melothrie from Realseeds. I've tried growing them a couple of times (because I have seeds) but I wouldn't buy any more.
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