WATERMELON Crimson Sweet - CITRULLUS lanatus

SKU: V 104
Stock: Out Of Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Cucurbitaceae
Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine

Seed per packet: Approx.15
Seed per gram:  Approx. 22

Size:
$4.25 AUD Excl. GST

An incredibly sweet watermelon with a 12% sugar content. These 10-12 kg (21-25lb) watermelons have bright red flesh and a sweet, crisp taste.
Fruit is nearly round averaging 25 to 30 centimetres in diameter with an average weight of 10 kg each.

This variety is not available commercially.

Grow notes:

Tropical climate: All Year Round
Temperate climate: Spring to Early Summer.
Cool climate: Mid-Spring to Early Summer.

Sow: 20mm deep
Plant space: 1m
Row Space: 1.5m
Germination: 6-10 days
Maturity: 15-20 weeks

Best sown directly early in the season. For earlier planting in cooler climates raise in pots in warm conditions and transplant after 3-4 weeks. Requires temperatures of around 18-20°C for germination. 
Sow in rows 40-60cm between plants and in rows 120cm apart
If sowing direct, plant 3-4 seeds 15mm deep in mounds, later thinning to the two strongest plants.
Plant in free-draining soil in a position with full sun. 
For best results fertilise and keep well watered, keep the soil moist and avoid overhead watering where possible. 
Harvest after 75-90 days when the stem turns brown and begins to break away from the fruit.

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