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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Crest'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Crest

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Category:
Vegetables
Vines and Climbers

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Days to Maturity:
71 to 80 days

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Jun 13, 2008, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An early hybrid Charleston Grey type. It is one the earliest setting melons with good vine vigor. Melons are oval rather than long like the Charleston Grey. Flesh quality is top of the line.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Augusta, Georgia



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