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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Takii Gem'

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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: 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

Profile:

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No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill 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.



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