DESCRIPTION: The earliest-ripening watermelon we know. This variety has enabled many gardeners and farmers to grow ripe sweet watermelon for the first time ever. Its strong constitution handles heat as well as cold, and resists pests and diseases well. Small round melons average 5-8lbs. Crisp and sweet even when small.
BOTANICAL NAME: Citrullus lanatus
DAYS TO MATURITY: 72
SEEDS PER PACKET: 20
SOURCE CODE: C
GERMINATION DAYS: 10-14
WHEN TO PLANT: Plant after soil is warm
PLANTING DEPTH: 1/2"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start seeds in flats or pots after 3 weeks before last frost if desired. Transplant or direct-sow 24" apart after all danger of frost is past. Prefers a slightly acid soil that is light, fertile, deep, and well-drained-but should do well in any good garden soil that isn't alkaline. One of the most drought-hardy plants after it is established. Mulch well to further conserve moisture. Remove late-set fruit to encourage ripening of existing fruit. Pick when tendril nearest the fruit dies.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFORMATION: H/Matures 10-13/Harvest 13/Yield 50-320/Spacing 12-24"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Easy to grow and tolerates hot weather