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Tendersweet Orange Watermelon Seed

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Tendersweet Orange Watermelon (90 days)



Heirloom Seed Package contains 2 grams or about 20 heirloom watermelon seeds

Yummalicious orange, crisp, sweet, watermelon that is not only colorful, but also intensely tasty. 

Comments from Daves Garden about Tendersweet Orange Watermelon...
"This melon is my favorite this summer, crisp, sweet, large, 35 pounds. This has hollow heart, which I really enjoy. Seems to hold on the vine longer than most."

"This is the stardard for orange fleshed watermelons. It is a long type melon with markings similar to the Allsweet type ( dark green with lighter green strips). Average size is about 30 lbs. Taste and texture are excellent. An added advantage over Orangeglo is that the rind is tough enough to allow marketing at local/farmers markets."

Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  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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