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811352022592

Watermelon, Sugar Baby Organic Seeds
by: sow seeds


Item 81135202259
Our Price: $2.75
 

Rich and incredibly sweet. Compact vines. Produces plenty of 6-10lb. fruits packed with red-orange flesh. Low-space-demanding in the garden. Ice box variety.


Family: Cucurbitaceae

Species: Citrillus lanatus

Difficulty: easy to grow

Sun: full sun

Moisture: evenly moist

Sowing Method: direct seed or transplant

Planting: plant after last frost

Frost Tolerance: frost sensitive

Qualities: fruit, heirloom, organic, sweet


Watermelons are native to Southern Africa, and eaten and enjoyed all over the world. There are numerous distinct varieties, colors and sizes. Vine ripened, home grown watermelon is one of the greatest pleasures of earthly existence. A wonderful treat on a hot day, watermelon are thirst quenching and provide an impressive list of nutrients. Nutrients: vitamins A and C (very high) B6, thiamin, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, copper, phosphorous.

Growing: Watermelons are very frost sensitive and grow in warm, fertile soil in the full sun. Fruits grow on vines that grow from 8'-15' depending on the variety, so make space in the garden. Heat loving but not drought tolerant, keep evenly moist. In most climates they are easily grown by direct seed. In cooler northern climates it is best to plant seeds indoors 1/2" deep in 3-4" pots 3 weeks before last frost. Transplant or direct seed after all danger of frost and when soil has warmed up. Transplant either in rows 4' apart with 12" between plants, or in hills 8-10' apart with 3-4 plants to a hill. Soil Temp: 70-90?F. Days to Emergence: 3-10. Seeds/Oz: 400-600. SeedWt./100' Row: 1/8oz. Average Yield/100' Row: 50-100lbs. Days to Harvest: 70-100 days. Seed Viability: 4-5 years.
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