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Rainbow Sherbet Trio Watermelon Seed Mix

Rainbow Sherbet Trio Watermelon Seed Mix

Watermelon Treat for the Eyes

Grow three varieties of early-maturing "icebox" watermelons with delicious pastel yellow, orange or pink flesh. These extra-fancy beauties weight in at only 4 - 7 pounds with thin, green-striped rinds and dense, crisp flesh. Their party colors and refreshing sweet, sherbet-like taste make them wonderful everyday treats or gorgeous summer desserts.

Seeds are color-coded with USDA food-grade stain to distinguish varieties. Undyed seeds = Yellow Baby (yellow fruit), pink seeds = Tiger Baby (pink fruit), and green seeds = New Orchid (orange fruit).

Quantity Discounts for Rainbow Sherbet Trio Watermelon Seed Mix
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Description

Grow three varieties of early-maturing "icebox" watermelons with delicious pastel yellow, orange or pink flesh. These extra-fancy beauties weight in at only 4 - 7 pounds with thin, green-striped rinds and dense, crisp flesh. Their party colors and refreshing sweet, sherbet-like taste make them wonderful everyday treats or gorgeous summer desserts.

Seeds are color-coded with USDA food-grade stain to distinguish varieties. Undyed seeds = Yellow Baby (yellow fruit), pink seeds = Tiger Baby (pink fruit), and green seeds = New Orchid (orange fruit).

While Renee's Garden seeds are not all certified organic, they do not sell treated or GMO seeds and have signed the "Safe Seed Pledge.”

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 4.5"L x 3.125"W x 0.1"H

Features

  • Hybrid
  • Matures Early

Characteristics

Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Spring
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Soil pH : 6.6 - 7.0
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Planting:
Starting Seedlings Outdoors
Melons need full sun, rich soil and warm temperatures. Plant only when weather is warm and night temperatures stay above 50°F. Make slightly rounded hills 2' in diameter and 5' apart. Sow 5 - 6 seeds 1" deep in a small circle in top of each hill. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, be sure to thin to the 3 strongest plants in each hill.

Start Early Indoors
No more than several weeks before the last frost, sow seeds in individual pots of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist, and provide a strong light source until weather warms enough to transplant outdoors.

Growing: Amend soil with aged manure or compost. If summers are short or cool, put down black plastic to retain heat, then plant into holes made in plastic. Where insects are a problem, cover seedlings with floating row covers to exclude them, removing when plants blossom. Keep young vines well watered and fed, tapering off as fruits ripen up for best sweet flavor.

Harvest & Use: Pick melons when the tendril closest to the fruit turns brown, and the light patch on the bottom of the melon changes from cream to tan. These small fruitful watermelons keep well in the refrigerator, even after being cut open. You can cut juicy wedges of all 3 colors for summer parties and picnics.

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Bruce Wayne
Healthy

I recently ordered the seeds. Got them planted and they are all popping up look very healthy. Can't wait to try

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Christina Weaver
Divine

I received these seeds as a gift a few years ago and finally planted them last summer. We got the most beautiful, delicious little (~8” in diameter) watermelons in delightful sherbet hues. I can honestly say these were the best tasting watermelons I’ve ever had. Sweet and rich, almost fragrant. We didn’t do anything special, just threw some seeds in our raised bed. Can’t wait to try these seeds again!

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dmitri
sure hope these work!! (:

i tried already once to plant a batch of these (from this exact packet) weeks ago and for some reason none of them began to sprout — but it was quite rainy and i think they may have just gotten lost under the soil! i just planted four more last night in a container that i am starting indoors (: the watermelons look so beautiful on the packet and i am really really excited to grow them and see the various colors of fruit!

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