Watermelon - Early Moonbeam - Citrullus lanatus
Tender annual Heirloom. Yellow-fleshed with a thin rind from 5-8 pounds. One of the best melons for northern climates. Flavor your summer with this sweet, early, and productive watermelon.
Soil & Water: Watermelon prefers light, loamy, fertile, deep, well-draining soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5. Add plenty of organic matter. Water plants amply until setting out, then water more sparingly. Mulch to prevent weed competition.
Planting & Growing: Seed directly in rows 4'-6' apart. Grow in hills with 3-4 plants/hill.
Harvesting & Storage: Ripe when the second tendril closest to the fruit withers and turns brown and melon sounds hollow when tapped.
Did You Know? Watermelon is low in calories and is very nutritious. It is high in lycopene, second only to tomatoes!
Soil Temperature: 75-95F
Planting Depth: 1/2"- 1"
Germination: 3-8 Days
Height At Maturity: 18""-24"
Days To Maturity: 80 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4'-6'
Approx Seeds per oz: 406
8 x 4 x 5 inches.