Jubilee Watermelon Seeds

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Citrullus lanatus.
Jubilee Watermelon Seeds (95 days)

Heirloom Seed Package contains 2 grams, ~24 heirloom watermelon seeds

Jubilee has long been one of America's most popular melons.  It was introduced about 1963 by the Florida Agricultural Experiement Station. Jubilee was said to have been created by crossing together the varieties Africa 8, Iowa Belle, Garrison Hawkesbury and Leesburg.

Jubilee watermelon produces melons up to 35 lbs and can be well over a 1' long.  They have light green skin with dark green stripes. The flesh is read and very sweet.  Disease Resistant: Tolerant to Fusarium Wilt and Anthracnose

TIP:  Most watermelons love and need heat, but disease problems can arise from such hot and humid conditions.  Jubilee was specifically bred to handle such problems.  If you live in the Southern United States where conditions are hot and humid this is the watermelon for you!

1979 Twilley Seed Company Catalog says about Jubilee Watermelon....
"Released by Florida AES.  Resembles Garrisonian, but is wilt resistant with high eating quality.  the melons are long with well rounded ends; bright red flesh with interior quality equal to Charleston Gray; grows 25-40 pounds; black seed.  Because of wilt resistance and fine appearance Jubilee is in second plane in our sales across the country."


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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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