Organic Watermelon, Crimson Sweet (1/4 lb)
Brand: Peaceful Valley
Item Number: SNV5180

Organic Watermelon, Crimson Sweet (1/4 lb)

Flesh is Sweet with Few Small Seeds

USDA Certified Organic

Regular price
$13.99 /1/4 Lb
Out of Stock
Sale price
$13.99
Sold out for the season. Available again in January 2021.
Mix and Match Discount
Buy 10 for $12.59 each
Buy 25 for $11.19 each
Buy 50 for $10.49 each

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Description

Watermelon - Crimson Sweet - Citrullus lanatus

Tender Annual Heirloom. Crimson Sweet has a tough, medium-thick, light-green rind with small, dark-green stripes. Its shape is blocky at 12" by 10" and weighing up to 25 pounds. Its bright, deep-red flesh is high in sugar content and has few, small seeds. It was an All-American Selections winner in 1964.

Did You Know? Watermelon is low in calories and is very nutritious. It is high in lycopene, second only to tomatoes!

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: 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 & 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: 75-95°F
Planting Depth: 1/2"
Germination: 3-9 Days
Height At Maturity: 18"-24"
Days To Maturity: 88 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4'-6'
Approx Seeds per 1/4 Pound: 2,554 Seeds

Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
Buy with confidence and plant the best!

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status :
Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Bulk
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Useful Information

Shipping

Shipping Weight: 0.3 lb

Dimensions: 8"L x 4"W x 0.5"H

Guarantee

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 ensure the success of your crop(s).

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