A melon has become a popular delicacy in Melbourne, with a variety of flavours and colours being available at a number of fruit market stalls.
The melon is one of the more affordable fruits in Australia, making it easy to make from seed, according to the Melbourne Melon Growers Association.
The association has been growing melons in Victoria for more than a decade.
In Victoria, the number of melons grown has dropped from 10,000 in 2006 to 4,000 this year.
While there is a demand for melons, some farmers say the variety is difficult to find and the fruit has an off-putting taste.
Melons are often picked for their flavour, but the seeds are also used to make jams, custards and pastries.
Melon farmers in Victoria say the seeds of melon are easy to find, and they are not only used to produce jams, but also a number, including the popular custard and jam jam varieties.
They are also grown in the north of Victoria and in the south-east.
Melondrops are also available in Victoria, and in some parts of the country, they are used to create jelly and custard.
Melo-lovers in Victoria have been looking for the seeds to be grown in their gardens for some time.
But they say it is difficult for farmers to find the seeds, which are often kept under a false name.
In some areas of Victoria, such as the Sunshine Coast, farmers are reluctant to give the seeds away, believing they could be stolen.
“It’s not just the seed that’s important, it’s the ability to grow them, to harvest them, the quality,” Mr O’Keefe said.
The Melbourne Melony Growers’ Association has a range of melo varieties that are grown in Victoria.
They include the ‘mulberry’, ‘fudge’, ‘pumpkin’, ‘pear’, ‘lentil’, ‘baked cherry’ and ‘fiddlehead’.
They are grown by a number different farmers, and can be grown as small as a handful of seeds or a whole bunch.
“They’re quite easy to grow, they don’t take too much space and they’re pretty high quality seeds, but you’ve got to be careful of the quality, that’s what I would say about the seeds,” Mr Kelly said.
Mr Kelly also said he would not be concerned about the taste of the seeds.
“You’re just going to get a little bit of a ‘wet’ taste when you eat the fruit, but it’s not as bad as it could be,” he said.
“I wouldn’t be worried about the flavour.
You could use a whole load of them and make a lot of fruit.”