Crimson Sweet Watermelon is one of the most popular heirloom melons today! The fruit is oval to round, weighing up to 25 lbs. with a thick rind and striped green skin. The flesh is bright red, firm and very sweet with small black seeds.
Planting and Care Direct seed when the soil reaches 75-80 deg. into rich, fertile soil. Usually sown in groups (hills) of 3-5 seeds and thinned to the 2 strongest plants per group. In areas with cool spring soils start plants indoors at 80-85 degrees, 2-3 weeks before the last frost date, in deep pots that can be set into the soil without disturbing the roots of the seedlings. Transplant at the 4 leaf stage. Germination temperature: 75-80 deg. Water regularly and fertilize when 6″ (15 cm) tall and the lateral runners begin to spread. Place mulch or straw under the melons to keep them off of the soil.
Harvest Allow fruits to reach full size and cut from the vine when the rind is deep green with creamy stripes. The skin should be firm and when thumped, a dull hollow sound should indicate ripeness.
Your Health Watermelon is a great source of potassium, Vitamins A, B and C.
Germ: 7-14 days
Maturity: 80-90 days
Net Wt. per Packet: 2 grams
Approximate Seed Count: 22 Seeds/Packet
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