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 mouthwatering watermelon produces 20-25 pound fruits with juicy red flesh.
Your kids will not be disappointed by the taste, but they might not win any seed spitting contests, 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 feet, 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
I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.