Water Melon Crimson Sweet

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A very productive variety producing large round melons averaging 20-25 lbs which are oval, light green with dark green stripes. The fruit has very sweet flesh that is brilliant red and practically seedless.

  • Seed Count: 90

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Water Melon Crimson Sweet

Water Melon Crimson Sweet. A very productive variety producing large round melons averaging 20-25 lbs which are oval, light green with dark green stripes. The fruit has very sweet flesh that is brilliant red and practically seedless. Good disease resistance. Ready for harvest about 85 days after seeding in warm conditions. Can be grown outside in a warm, sheltered and sunny location, but for the most reliable crops under glass is best.

Cultivation Advice Water Melon Crimson Sweet

  • Prepare soil by digging and incorporating liberal amounts of well-rotted compost or farmyard manure over-winter.
  • Watermelons thrive in a sunny, warm location
  • Sow April to May 1cm (½in) deep, in 7cm (3.5in) pots of free-draining seed sowing mix.
  • Place in a (propagator, airing cupboard)
  • keep at a temperature of around 20-25C (68-77F) until after germination, usually 5-7 days.
  • When first true leaves develop, transplant into 13cm (5in) pots for a few weeks.
  • Plant out 24 inches apart after carefully hardening off after all risk of frost in a warm sheltered position in full sun or for a more reliable crop under glass.
  • Water regularly and feed with liquid fertilizer every 14 days.
  • Pinch out growing point at the 4 leaf stage and train the laterals (side-shoots) along the row. Hand pollinate if required.
  • At harvest time, tap the watermelon with your knuckles, and if it sounds hollow, it’s ripe.