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Watermelon Crimson Sweet

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  • 9 Units in Stock


20 seeds approx ( by weight, it may vary due to seeds size, season after season)

This is a  very productive variety that produces large round watermelons, with an average wieght of 12/15 kg, oval shape, light green with dark green stripes. 

The fruit has very sweet flesh. which has a brilliant red colour, and almost seedless. 

Good disease resistance. 

Can be grown outside in a warm, sheltered and sunny location, but for the most reliable crops under glass is best.
 

Sow in warm condition and harvest in 85 days !








  • 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) and 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.




This product was added to our catalog on Monday 02 June, 2014.