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Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Missouri Yellow Flesh'

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

Annuals

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:

91 to 100 days

Other details:

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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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jul 8, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This melon has been reasonably productive. It appears identical in growth pattern and appearance to the Desert King. It is pea green in color and medium in size. Flesh is a shade darker than Desert King. Taste is O.K. but nothing to write home about.