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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Chunky'

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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: Chunky
Additional cultivar information: (aka WX 4868)

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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:
81 to 90 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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 6, 2013, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 16-18 lb triploid (seedless)with a good disease package. High brix and firm crisp red flesh make it ideal for the cut melon market. Plant is vigorous and competitive.



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