Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds

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Market price: $4.20
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Citrullus lanatus.
Sugar Baby  (70 days)
 

   2 gram seed package/about 40 seeds

 

This is just about the earliest watermelon you are going to find.  Bred to fit right inside your fridge or ice chest, this watermelon is only 6-10# of bright red sweet fruit.  I'm hungry already.  Not only is sugar baby the perfect size, but the rind is tough enough to toss this sweet baby on ice and head to the river! 

Extremely productive plant turning out loads of sweet, small organic melons perfect for the family of four.  This is the small gardener's dream, where as most melons take up lots of space for just a few melons this Sugar Baby will give you loads of fruit in a small space.     

Sugar Baby Watermelon is featured in the book Melons for the Passionate Grower

Emille from the Conscious Kitchen says about Sugar Baby....
"I'm sure there are other varieties of watermelon that are still perfect at their prime, but I have not experienced such watermelon paradise as cracking open the small dark green round sugar baby and digging in to its sweet crush of fruit ever in my life."

Some of the first watermelons in the U.S. were "officially" documented in 1629 in Massachusetts.  Being good Southern boys and always having watermelons at hand, but no sugar, the Confederate soldiers boiled watermelon to make sweet molasses for cooking.

Learn how to make WATERMELON SALSA!  Page 18 of Salsas for only $3.99



California Master Gardener handbook recommends Sugar Baby for California.

Recommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.  "These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden."
 

 

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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