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Crimson Sweet Watermelon Seeds

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Crimson Sweet Watermelon Seed (80 days)
 

Heirloom Seed Package contains 2 grams or about 40 heirloom watermelon seeds

Crimson Sweet is truly...well...sweet...with a high sugar content around 12%!  This mouth watering watermelon produces 20-25# fruits with juicy red flesh. 

Your kids will not be disappointed by the taste, but they might not win any seed spitting contest as Crimson Sweet contains very few seeds. 

Crimson Sweet watermelon thrives in a wide range of climates. This watermelon is resistant to anthracnose and fusarium wilt.  Make lots of room for crimson sweet watermelon as it spreads 6-10' growing the absolute sweetest melons of all.  It even has an award to prove it!

Crimson sweet heirloom watermelon was introduced by Charles V. Hall of Kansas State University in 1963.  Crimson Sweet came about by crossing together the varieties Miles, Peacock and Charleston Gray.

 

Crimson Sweet Heirloom Watermelon is recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region . CA, FL, OR, TX

 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1" 22-27 75-80 3-10 6' 3' 55 lb Full

Citrullus lanatus

Planting Tips:

In warmer climates, can be direct sown 1” deep once soil is above 75.  For cooler climates, start seedlings 2-3 weeks before last frost and place in final spacing of 3-4ft. on 6 ft. rows.  Loose, fertile soil in full sun will ensure a good crop.  For sweeter melons, reduce watering in the last month before harvest.

If direct seeding, don't plant seed till the soil temperature is 70 degrees or more.  Watermelons are originally from Africa and need heat to grow well.
 
If you do not have a long hot summer choose an organic variety that is quick to ripen. 
 
Because we want to get an early start we normally plant watermelon seed in four inch containers inside a greenhouse.

For Best Eating:  Water until the fruits are about the size of a tennis ball then only water if the plant totally dry.  The best tasting organic melons are concentrated in flavor because they are not over-watered.

Seeding Rate: 5,000 plants/acre, aproximately 1/2 lb.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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