Tendersweet Orange Watermelon Seeds (Organic)
Watermelon - Tendersweet Orange - Citrullus lanatus
Tender Annual, Heirloom Very sweet, bright orange flesh makes this a favorite watermelon. Oblong fruit grows to 35 lb with medium-thick light-green rind with dark green stripes.
Did You Know? Watermelon is low in calories and is very nutritious. It is high in lycopene, second only to tomatoes!
Soil Temperature: 75-95°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 3-10 Days
Height At Maturity: Vine
Days to Maturity: 90 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4'-6'
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Planting & Care
Soil and Water: Watermelon prefers light, loamy, fertile, deep, well-draining soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5. Add plenty of organic matter. Water plants amply until setting out, then water more sparingly. Mulch to prevent weed competition.
Planting and Growing: Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost or sow seeds directly after frost. Set out 3-4 transplants per hill, selecting the strongest two when vines are 1'-2' long. Watermelons are large vining plants that can take over an extensive garden space. They can be trellised, but use slings to support the developing fruit.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest melons when the tendril closest to the stem turns dry and brown and the stem becomes brittle. Eat fresh, freeze flesh in a honey-based syrup, or pickle the rind.
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