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Baby Doll Watermelon Seeds

Baby Doll Watermelon Seeds

Sweet Mini Watermelons

Understanding Baby Doll Watermelons: 

Varietal Overview: Baby doll watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) are petite-sized watermelons known for their compactness, typically weighing 5-7 pounds each. 

Flavor Profile: These mini watermelons are renowned for their sweet and crisp flesh, making them a popular choice for smaller households. 

Maturation Period: Baby doll watermelons have a shorter maturation period compared to larger varieties, typically taking around 70-80 days from planting to harvest. 

Planting Baby Doll Watermelons: 

Seed Selection: Choose high-quality seeds from reputable suppliers for optimal germination rates and quality fruits. 

Timing: Plant seeds directly in the garden once all frost danger has passed and soil temperatures reach at least 70°F. 

Soil Preparation: Opt for well-draining, loamy soil enriched with organic matter like compost to ensure proper moisture retention and nutrient availability. 

Spacing: Allow adequate space for these compact watermelons, planting seeds or seedlings around 3 feet apart in rows separated by 5-6 feet. 

Ideal Growing Conditions and Zones: 

Suitable Growing Zones: Baby doll watermelons thrive in warmer climates, particularly in USDA plant hardiness zones 4-11, where they can enjoy sufficient warmth for optimal growth and fruit development. 

Sunlight: Baby doll watermelons thrive in full sun exposure, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimum growth. 

Watering: Maintain consistent moisture levels, especially during fruit development. Avoid overwatering, as it may lead to fruit splitting. 

Fertilization: Apply balanced fertilizer before planting and consider additional fertilizer applications during the growing season for healthy plant development. 

Care and Maintenance: 

Weed Control: Regularly remove weeds to prevent competition for nutrients and water. 

Support and Protection: Consider mulching around plants to retain moisture and provide a protective barrier. Use supports for the vines to prevent them from sprawling. 

Pollination and Fruit Development: 

Pollination: Watermelons rely on pollinators, primarily bees, for successful pollination. Encourage pollinator presence by planting companion flowers nearby. 

Fruit Development: Monitor the fruits as they develop; provide additional support like slings to cradle the growing watermelons and prevent damage. 

Harvesting Baby Doll Watermelons: 

Timing: Harvest baby doll watermelons when the tendrils near the fruit start to dry and turn brown. Additionally, the underside of the watermelon should have a creamy yellow hue. 

Harvest Technique: Use sharp garden shears or a knife to cut the stem near the fruit's attachment point, ensuring a clean cut without damaging the vine. 

Storing and Usage: 

Storage: Baby doll watermelons have a relatively short shelf life; store them in the refrigerator for up to a week after harvest. 

Usage: Enjoy these sweet and crisp mini watermelons fresh by slicing them or incorporating them into salads and refreshing beverages. Cultivating baby doll watermelons involves providing optimal growing conditions, including suitable zones, and attentive care. By following these guidelines, gardeners can savor the delightful sweetness of these compact watermelons, making them a rewarding addition to the garden harvest.

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Understanding Baby Doll Watermelons: 

Varietal Overview: Baby doll watermelons (Citrullus lanatus) are petite-sized watermelons known for their compactness, typically weighing 5-7 pounds each. 

Flavor Profile: These mini watermelons are renowned for their sweet and crisp flesh, making them a popular choice for smaller households. 

Maturation Period: Baby doll watermelons have a shorter maturation period compared to larger varieties, typically taking around 70-80 days from planting to harvest. 

Planting Baby Doll Watermelons: 

Seed Selection: Choose high-quality seeds from reputable suppliers for optimal germination rates and quality fruits. 

Timing: Plant seeds directly in the garden once all frost danger has passed and soil temperatures reach at least 70°F. 

Soil Preparation: Opt for well-draining, loamy soil enriched with organic matter like compost to ensure proper moisture retention and nutrient availability. 

Spacing: Allow adequate space for these compact watermelons, planting seeds or seedlings around 3 feet apart in rows separated by 5-6 feet. 

Ideal Growing Conditions and Zones: 

Suitable Growing Zones: Baby doll watermelons thrive in warmer climates, particularly in USDA plant hardiness zones 4-11, where they can enjoy sufficient warmth for optimal growth and fruit development. 

Sunlight: Baby doll watermelons thrive in full sun exposure, requiring at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimum growth. 

Watering: Maintain consistent moisture levels, especially during fruit development. Avoid overwatering, as it may lead to fruit splitting. 

Fertilization: Apply balanced fertilizer before planting and consider additional fertilizer applications during the growing season for healthy plant development. 

Care and Maintenance: 

Weed Control: Regularly remove weeds to prevent competition for nutrients and water. 

Support and Protection: Consider mulching around plants to retain moisture and provide a protective barrier. Use supports for the vines to prevent them from sprawling. 

Pollination and Fruit Development: 

Pollination: Watermelons rely on pollinators, primarily bees, for successful pollination. Encourage pollinator presence by planting companion flowers nearby. 

Fruit Development: Monitor the fruits as they develop; provide additional support like slings to cradle the growing watermelons and prevent damage. 

Harvesting Baby Doll Watermelons: 

Timing: Harvest baby doll watermelons when the tendrils near the fruit start to dry and turn brown. Additionally, the underside of the watermelon should have a creamy yellow hue. 

Harvest Technique: Use sharp garden shears or a knife to cut the stem near the fruit's attachment point, ensuring a clean cut without damaging the vine. 

Storing and Usage: 

Storage: Baby doll watermelons have a relatively short shelf life; store them in the refrigerator for up to a week after harvest. 

Usage: Enjoy these sweet and crisp mini watermelons fresh by slicing them or incorporating them into salads and refreshing beverages. Cultivating baby doll watermelons involves providing optimal growing conditions, including suitable zones, and attentive care. By following these guidelines, gardeners can savor the delightful sweetness of these compact watermelons, making them a rewarding addition to the garden harvest.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.25"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 4 - 10
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 : Seed Pack
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

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