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WATERMELON Daredevil F1 - Citrullus lanatus

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: V 817


Family: Cucurbitaceae
Characteristics: Annual fruiting vine

Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram: Approx. 50

An early to a mid-season maturing variety of medium-sized "Diploid All Sweet Type in the Red Tiger class" that produces oblong melons approx 36-38cm long and 20cm in diameter with good external colour with a dark stripe. Melons have a high-quality deep red crispy internal flesh and a small pipe size.
Fruits have a low seed count and thick rind and a sweet flavour.
A popular pollinator for seedless production.

Plants produce excellent uniformity and high yields with good disease resistance to Co:1 and Fon:1

Treated seed: Not for use as Food or Oil.

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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