Watermelon Sugar Baby Organic Seeds

Watermelon Sugar Baby Organic Seeds

Citrullus lanatus

Item #3131

80 days. Summer never tasted so good! “Sugar” means delectable sweetness, and “Baby” means small enough to easily fit in the refrigerator! This plant produces an abundant crop of 7"–10", 8–10 pound, juicy fruit with red flesh.

This packet sows 9 mounds.

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:
1/2"

Seed Spacing:
3 seeds
per mound

Mound Spacing:
4'-6' apart

Thinning:
When 4" vines thin to per mound


When to sow outside: Recommended only for USDA zone 8 or warmer. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is at least 60°F.

When to start inside: Recommended for USDA zones 7 or colder: 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost. Watermelon seedlings do not transplant well; if starting indoors, sow into pulp or paper 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 tendrils on the stem near the point of attachment of the melon start to yellow and turn brown. All of these indicators may not necessarily occur at the same time.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford



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