Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus
Like other melons they can be started indoors 3-4 weeks before the last expected frost to get a jump on the season or planted directly in the garden after all danger of frost has past. Where growing areas are marginal black plastic mulch and floating row cover will be extremely helpful. Plant them in the hottest part of the garden and give them plenty of room to grow. Sorry, cannot ship to South Carolina or Florida.
The first Allsweet hybrid, Sangria produces large yields of deep green oval melons with light green stripes that are usually 10 to 12 pounds, occasionally topping 20 pounds. Your sweet tooth will definitely be satisfied with the 12 to 14% sugar content in its crisp dark red flesh. Vigorous, disease- resistant vines.
Early maturing 5-6 pound fruits with light green, striped rinds and crisp, sugary, bright orange flesh. Produces few seeds.
Delectable, sugary, crisp, juicy, pink-red flesh inside creamy, yellow-striped rinds. Fruits average 4-6 pounds, and are 7-8 inches long. The vigorous, healthy, disease resistant, widely adapted, heavy bearing vines grow only 11 feet across. They begin to produce early and continue to set fruit throughout the season. A 2012 All-America Selections Winner.
(OP) 90 days
Vigorous, disease resistant vines produce 20-25 pound light green fruits with darker green striping. Flesh is deep red, juicy and sweet with small seeds. America's favorite watermelon, it is an All-America Selections Winner.
(OP) 85-100 days
Bright candy red, crisp and sweet flesh inside 30-40 pound gray-green fruits. Disease resistant, easy to grow vines.
(OP) 80 days
Very sweet and crisp, full-flavored, 8-12 pound "icebox" melons on space-saving 3.5 foot vines.
A beautiful must-have watermelon with crisp yellow, juicy, almost seedless flesh that is very sweet and delicious. The rind of these round 6 pound fruits is light green with darker green stripes. A favorite of ours--one taste and you will be hooked too.
How to Plant WATERMELON Seeds
Sow seed in cell packs or flats, 3-4 weeks before the last frost. Kept at 75-85° F., germination averages 7-14 days.
Or, direct sow into prepared seed beds after all danger of frost, 6 inches apart in rows 4-6 feet apart depending on the variety.
Thin to 2 feet apart.