Watermelon Ice Box Mickylee Seeds

Watermelon Ice Box Mickylee Seeds

Citrullus lanatus

Item #0118

80 days. 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.

This packet sows up to 8 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2”

Seed Spacing:
2-3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
4”-6” apart

Thinning:

Thin to 1 plant
per mound


When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED: 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 70°‒90°F.

When to start inside: 2 to 4 weeks before transplanting, when weather is warm and settled. Sow into biodegradable pots that can be directly planted in the ground.

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.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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