Mickylee Watermelon Seeds

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This packet sows up to 8 mounds.
Availability: In Stock
Wow! The mouth-watering sweet flavor of summer bundled up in a 10-pound convenient globe that fits easily in the refrigerator! Excellent flavor, few small seeds, very productive 6'–10' vines. Resistant to Fusarium wilt and anthracnose.
$1.99 1 gram

Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus

Days to Maturity: 80 days

Family: Cucurbitaceae

Native: Africa

Hardiness: Frost-sensitive annual

Plant Dimensions: 6'–10' vines

Variety Information: 'Mickylee' produces 8–10 pound globe-shaped fruit with red, crisp, sweet flesh with a light grey/green rind. Fusarium wilt (1) and anthracnose (1) resistance.

Attributes: Disease Resistant

When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after your average last frost date, and when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.

When to Start Inside: Not recommended except in very short growing seasons, 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting. Roots are sensitive to disturbance; sow in biodegradable pots that can be planted directly into the ground. Transplant when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

Days to Emerge: 5–10 days

Seed Depth: ½"

Seed Spacing: 2–3 seeds per mound

Row Spacing: 4'–6' apart

Thinning: When 3 leaves, thin to 1 plant per mound

Harvesting: It can be tricky to know exactly when a watermelon is ripe and ready to pick. First, know the number of "days to harvest" and begin checking fruits as harvest date draws closer. Signs to look for are: (1) the bottom of the melon (where it lies on the soil) turns from light green to a yellowish color; (2) the surface color of the fruit turns dull; (3) the skin becomes resistant to penetration by the thumbnail and is rough to the touch; and (4) light green, curly tendril on the stem near the point of attachment of the melon is brown and dry. All of these indicators may not necessarily occur at the same time.

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Mickylee Watermelon Seeds Reviews

3 reviews
Not a single watermelon
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I grew different cantaloupe type melons and sugar baby watermelons this summer. All of them produced fruits except this variety. I was hoping to get at least one. The plants flowered, I even hand-pollinated, but not one melon.
Doreen
Owner Response: Hi Doreen, We are sorry this plant has yet to produce fruit. You are on the right track, proper pollination is the main reason that cucurbits like watermelon, cucumbers, squash, or melon do not produce fruit. watermelons also like quite a bit of heat and water. These plants will produce delicious fruit given the right conditions and time, after all, the seeds in the packet came from a fruit. We hope you have better luck before the end of the season. We are always here to help troubleshoot issues with you for your most successful garden. Happy gardening!

Will grow again!
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I grew just 3 vines of Mickylee and all produced. I reduced my vines to 2 melons each (2-4 pollinated per vine). I had vines in a less than desireable area - good soil, warm location, but only 4-5 hours of sun. Although the fruit was small, it was sweet and crisp. So easy, no problems with pests or disease. Will grow again.
Jane Rowland

Best Watermelon Ever!
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The Mickylee variety is the most spectacular tasting watermelon I've ever tasted. It took almost 4 months but it was definitely worth it. I grew another variety too but it didn't compare. Maryland had an very hot summer broken up by some multi-day heavy rains and it did fine. I highly recommend this medium sized watermelon.
Catherine Stirling

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