Peaceful Valley Certified Organic Watermelon Al Sweet Seed Description
Citrullus lanatus Tender Annual
All Sweet has a yellow-green rind, with dark-green broken stripes. It's flesh is reddish in color with few small seeds. It grows 17-19" long and up to 7" in diameter and averages 25-28 lbs. This melon stands long in the field without becoming overripe.
Did You Know? Watermelon is low in calories and is very nutritous. It is high in lycopene, second only to tomatoes!
Soil temp. 75-95°
Planting depth 1/2"
Germination 3-9 days
Maturity 80-97 days
Soil and Water: Watermelon prefers light, loamy, fertile, deep well-draining soil with pH of 5.5-6.5. Add plenty or organic matter. Water plants amply until setting out, then water more sparingly. Mulch to prevent weed competition.
Planting and Growing: Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost or sow seeds directly after frost. Set out 3-4 transplants per hill, selecting the strongest two when vines are 1-2' long.
Watermelons are large vining plants that can take over an extensive garden space. They can be trellised, but use slings to support the developing fruit.
Harvesting and Storage: Harvest melons when the tendril closest to the stem turns dry and brown and the stem becomes brittle. eat fresh , freeze flesh in a honey-based syrup or pickle the rind.