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Organic Watermelon, Sugar Baby
(1/4 lb)

Perfect Choice for Small Gardens

Brand: Peaceful Valley    Item Number: SNV5505

$14.99/1/4 Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

$14.99/1/4 Lb

In Stock! Ships from Northern CA.

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Description

Watermelon - Sugar Baby - Citrullus lanatus

Tender Annual Heirloom. This reliable, somewhat drought-tolerant watermelon was developed in 1959. The cute, round, 5-6 pound fruits have reddish orange flesh underneath a rind that is nearly black when ripe. Sugar Baby grows to a fridge friendly size and is a perfect choice for small gardens.

Did You Know? Watermelons are native to southern Africa.

Soil and 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 and Growing: Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost or sow seeds directly after frost. Set out 3-4 transplants per hill, selecting the strongest two when vines are 1'-2' long. Watermelons are large vining plants that can take over an extensive garden space. They can be trellised, but use slings to support the developing fruit.

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest melons when the tendril closest to the stem turns dry and brown and the stem becomes brittle. Eat fresh, freeze flesh in a honey-based syrup, or pickle the rind.

Soil Temperature: 70-95°F
Planting Depth: 1"-1 1/2"
Germination: 10-20 Days
Height At Maturity: Vine
Days to Maturity: 76 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 3'-5'
Approx Seeds per 1/4 Pound: 1,794 Seeds

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Features

  • Grow on a Trellis
  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Sales Unit 1/4 Lb Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb
Organic Status Certified Organic Product Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-95°F Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits) Soil pH 5.6 - 6.5
Sales Unit 1/4 Lb
Seed Unit Sizes 1/4 lb
Organic Status Certified Organic Product
Life Cycle Tender Annual
Planting Time Spring, Summer
Approximate Harvest Time Early Summer, Late Summer
Ideal Soil Temperature 70-95°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growth Habit Vining
Starting Location Direct Sow, Start Indoors & Transplant
Plant Family Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Soil pH 5.6 - 6.5

Planting & Care

Soil and 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 and Growing: Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost or sow seeds directly after frost. Set out 3-4 transplants per hill, selecting the strongest two when vines are 1'-2' long. Watermelons are large vining plants that can take over an extensive garden space. They can be trellised, but use slings to support the developing fruit.

Harvesting and Storage: Harvest melons when the tendril closest to the stem turns dry and brown and the stem becomes brittle. Eat fresh, freeze flesh in a honey-based syrup, or pickle the rind.

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Shipping Weight: 0.30 lbs. Dimensions: 4"L x 8"W x 0.75"H

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