Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Takii Gem'

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Days to Maturity:

71 to 80 days

81 to 90 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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

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Where to Grow:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Dec 8, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Extinct commercially until recently, this variety was given to the USDA in 1955 by Takii & Company of Kyoto, Japan. This small icebox melon has sweet, red flesh and a grayish-green rind. Produces very early; great for areas with short growing seasons.