Water Melon Jubilee

£0.99

Plant produces excellent yields of average 12 to 15 lb. fruit that is long with well rounded ends. Fruits have traditional broad, dark green stripes over light green skin. This watermelon has bright red flesh that is very sweet and boasts a high sugar content. Can be grown outside in a warm, sheltered and sunny location, but for the most reliable crops under glass is best. Disease Resistant: Tolerant to Fusarium Wilt and Anthracnose. Matures in 95 days in warm conditions.

  • Seed Count: 60

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Water Melon Jubilee

Water Melon Jubilee. Plant produces excellent yields of average 12 to 15 lb. fruit that is long with well rounded ends. Fruits have traditional broad, dark green stripes over light green skin. This watermelon has bright red flesh that is very sweet and boasts a high sugar content. Can be grown outside in a warm, sheltered and sunny location, but for the most reliable crops under glass is best. Disease Resistant: Tolerant to Fusarium Wilt and Anthracnose. Matures in 95 days in warm conditions.

Cultivation Advice Water Melon Jubilee

  • 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.