Tendersweet Orange Seeded Watermelon
90 days. This heirloom favorite features luscious, bright orange flesh. Tender and very sweet, the oblong striped fruits grow to 35 lb.
Approximately 200 seeds per oz. CULTURE: In early summer, till soil. Sow 2-3 seeds, 1/2-1″ deep, 18-24″ apart in a row spacing of 4-5′.
After emerge, thin to 1 healthy plant per hill. Keep soil moist and weed free. Seeds can also be started indoors in Pro-trays or similar pots.
Place 2 seeds per pot. Germinate at 75-80F. Transplant outdoors after plants have 3 true leaves. You will need 3,500 to 4,000 plants per
acre. HARVEST: Now here the fun begins!! There are 3 ways to tell when your watermelon is ripe: 1) tendril nearest point of vine where fruit
stem attaches is browning, 2) Spot where fruit rests on ground has turned yellow, 3) The classic mystery you hear PLUNK ” verses ” PLINK or
PLANK ” when you flick your finger. You will need 1 oz. of seed per 100′ of row or 1-2 lb. per acre.
Approx. 80 seeds per tsp.
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