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Crimson Sweet Watermelon Seeds (Organic)

Crimson Sweet Watermelon Seeds (Organic)

Crimson Sweet Watermelons - Flesh is Sweet with Few Small Seeds

  • Growing Zones: Suitable for USDA zones 6-9.

  • Chill Requirements: Typically, watermelons don't require specific chill hours for fruiting.

  • Bloom Time: Watermelon plants generally bloom in late spring to early summer.

  • Harvesting Dates: Crimson Sweet Watermelons are usually ready for harvest around mid-June to early July.

  • Looks: The Crimson Sweet Watermelon is characterized by its tough, medium-thick, light-green rind with small, dark-green stripes. It has bright, deep-red flesh.

  • Personality: Known for its high sugar content, this variety offers juicy, sweet-tart flesh with a delightful aroma.

  • Facts of Note: It's an All-American Selections winner, low in calories, high in lycopene, and suitable for various culinary uses.

  • Pollinator: Watermelons are generally self-pollinating.

  • Ideal Soil Temperatures: Watermelons prefer soil temperatures between 75°F to 95°F (24°C to 35°C) for optimal growth.

  • Planting Depths: Sow seeds about 1/2 inch deep in well-draining soil.

  • Germination Periods: Watermelon seeds typically germinate within 3-9 days.

  • Height at Maturity: Vines can grow up to 18-24 inches in height.

  • Days to Maturity: Crimson Sweet Watermelons usually mature in around 88 days.

  • Sun/ Shade: Requires full sun for optimal growth and fruit production.

  • Spacing After Thinning: Proper spacing is crucial for healthy growth; plant watermelon seeds or seedlings about 4-6 feet apart.

  • Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds

     

Growing nectarine trees

To foster optimal growth and abundant harvests, understanding the nuances of cultivating these fruit-bearing trees is essential.

Choosing Suitable Varieties: 

Nectarine trees come in various cultivars, each with distinct traits. Selecting an appropriate variety depends on factors like local climate, available space, and personal preferences. Varieties like 'Independence,' 'Fantasia,' or 'Sun Blaze' offer different flavors, chilling hour requirements, and disease resistance levels.

Climate and Soil Conditions: 

Nectarine trees thrive in moderate climates with well-draining soil. They demand ample sunlight exposure, ideally six hours per day, for quality fruit production. While adaptable to various soil types, a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0 is optimal. Ensuring proper drainage mitigates the risk of root rot.

Planting and Spacing: 

When planting nectarine trees, choose a location with good airflow to prevent fungal diseases. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root system and place the tree, ensuring the graft union sits above the soil line. Adequate spacing, usually between 12 to 20 feet between trees, allows for growth and airflow.

Watering and Fertilization: 

Young nectarine trees necessitate regular watering, especially during dry periods. Once established, they still require consistent moisture but can withstand short drought periods. Applying organic mulch around the base aids in retaining soil moisture and regulating temperature. Annual fertilization with a balanced fertilizer in early spring supports growth and fruit development.

Pruning and Maintenance: 

Pruning plays a pivotal role in shaping the tree, removing dead or diseased branches, and encouraging fruit production. Conduct major pruning during the dormant season to stimulate new growth. Regular inspection for pests and diseases is crucial, addressing any issues promptly to maintain tree health.

Pollination: 

Most nectarine varieties are self-pollinating, yet having multiple trees nearby can enhance yields. Bees play a vital role in pollination, so cultivating pollinator-friendly plants nearby can bolster fruit set.

Harvesting and Storage: 

Nectarines typically ripen in mid to late summer, varying by variety and local climate. Harvest fruit when it reaches full color, slightly softens, and easily detaches from the tree. Ripe nectarines can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days or frozen for prolonged preservation.

 

Nectarine trees offer a delectable addition to any orchard or garden, providing juicy, flavorful fruit when given proper care and attention. Their versatility and taste make them a prized addition, yielding rewarding harvests for years to come.

 

Nectarine trees offer a rewarding experience, producing succulent, bright red fruit perfect for home orchards. By understanding their needs in terms of soil, climate, and care, growers can foster these trees to yield abundant and delicious harvests season after season.

 


 

USDA Certified Organic
Quantity Discounts for Crimson Sweet Watermelon Seeds (Organic)
Buy 10 for $3.79 each
Buy 25 for $3.59 each
$3.99
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Description

  • Growing Zones: Suitable for USDA zones 6-9.

  • Chill Requirements: Typically, watermelons don't require specific chill hours for fruiting.

  • Bloom Time: Watermelon plants generally bloom in late spring to early summer.

  • Harvesting Dates: Crimson Sweet Watermelons are usually ready for harvest around mid-June to early July.

  • Looks: The Crimson Sweet Watermelon is characterized by its tough, medium-thick, light-green rind with small, dark-green stripes. It has bright, deep-red flesh.

  • Personality: Known for its high sugar content, this variety offers juicy, sweet-tart flesh with a delightful aroma.

  • Facts of Note: It's an All-American Selections winner, low in calories, high in lycopene, and suitable for various culinary uses.

  • Pollinator: Watermelons are generally self-pollinating.

  • Ideal Soil Temperatures: Watermelons prefer soil temperatures between 75°F to 95°F (24°C to 35°C) for optimal growth.

  • Planting Depths: Sow seeds about 1/2 inch deep in well-draining soil.

  • Germination Periods: Watermelon seeds typically germinate within 3-9 days.

  • Height at Maturity: Vines can grow up to 18-24 inches in height.

  • Days to Maturity: Crimson Sweet Watermelons usually mature in around 88 days.

  • Sun/ Shade: Requires full sun for optimal growth and fruit production.

  • Spacing After Thinning: Proper spacing is crucial for healthy growth; plant watermelon seeds or seedlings about 4-6 feet apart.

  • Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds

     

Growing nectarine trees

To foster optimal growth and abundant harvests, understanding the nuances of cultivating these fruit-bearing trees is essential.

Choosing Suitable Varieties: 

Nectarine trees come in various cultivars, each with distinct traits. Selecting an appropriate variety depends on factors like local climate, available space, and personal preferences. Varieties like 'Independence,' 'Fantasia,' or 'Sun Blaze' offer different flavors, chilling hour requirements, and disease resistance levels.

Climate and Soil Conditions: 

Nectarine trees thrive in moderate climates with well-draining soil. They demand ample sunlight exposure, ideally six hours per day, for quality fruit production. While adaptable to various soil types, a pH range of 6.0 to 7.0 is optimal. Ensuring proper drainage mitigates the risk of root rot.

Planting and Spacing: 

When planting nectarine trees, choose a location with good airflow to prevent fungal diseases. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root system and place the tree, ensuring the graft union sits above the soil line. Adequate spacing, usually between 12 to 20 feet between trees, allows for growth and airflow.

Watering and Fertilization: 

Young nectarine trees necessitate regular watering, especially during dry periods. Once established, they still require consistent moisture but can withstand short drought periods. Applying organic mulch around the base aids in retaining soil moisture and regulating temperature. Annual fertilization with a balanced fertilizer in early spring supports growth and fruit development.

Pruning and Maintenance: 

Pruning plays a pivotal role in shaping the tree, removing dead or diseased branches, and encouraging fruit production. Conduct major pruning during the dormant season to stimulate new growth. Regular inspection for pests and diseases is crucial, addressing any issues promptly to maintain tree health.

Pollination: 

Most nectarine varieties are self-pollinating, yet having multiple trees nearby can enhance yields. Bees play a vital role in pollination, so cultivating pollinator-friendly plants nearby can bolster fruit set.

Harvesting and Storage: 

Nectarines typically ripen in mid to late summer, varying by variety and local climate. Harvest fruit when it reaches full color, slightly softens, and easily detaches from the tree. Ripe nectarines can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days or frozen for prolonged preservation.

 

Nectarine trees offer a delectable addition to any orchard or garden, providing juicy, flavorful fruit when given proper care and attention. Their versatility and taste make them a prized addition, yielding rewarding harvests for years to come.

 

Nectarine trees offer a rewarding experience, producing succulent, bright red fruit perfect for home orchards. By understanding their needs in terms of soil, climate, and care, growers can foster these trees to yield abundant and delicious harvests season after season.

 


 

Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand 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). Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

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

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 : 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

Planting & Care

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.

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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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Sue Moore
Sweet and productive watermelon

This is a very sweet watermelon. Even the smaller ones ripen up and are sweet! In the past with another variety, the small ones never ripened up. This produces enough melons for a season, which is nice! They hold well in storage too! I would highly recommend these seeds. Start them indoors as watermelons take a little longer to ripen. I got about 4-5 large 25-30# melons from these seeds. Let me tell you they are a dense, heavy melon!

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SG
SWEET

When they say these watermelons are SWEET...they mean they are AMAZINGLY SWEET!!! These watermelons were SO FUN to grow!! There are a lot of seeds to contend with but it doesn't matter for how delicious this watermelon is! I definitely ordered more seed packets!

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Beth J
Great tasting fruit!

These are the perfect size, ours we're 18 to 28 pounds and incredibly juicy and sweet. They fit in the fridge to cool before eating and provided solid delicious summer treats that are so healthy. The seeds all germinated the first year and most germinated the next two years. Six years down the road and 3 of 4 still germinated. Read carefully how to choose the ripe fruit and consider staggering your plantings so you don't get too many ripe at the same time (or trade or give away the extras :). Excellent fruit, great fun to grow.

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AndyM
5 of 6 germinated

This is early in the process, still in grow pots. Heat pad for cool Florida evenings, daytime plenty warm. In media (pearlite/vermiculite) for hydroponic growing. 5 of 6 germinated and at day 12 of 3-9 day germination. The 5 plants look healthy and doing well. Only 4 stars for non-germinated seed. Otherwise it is pretty early to really rate but I got the survey.

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