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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Sweet Princess'

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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: Sweet Princess
Hybridized by NC Agricultural Experiment Station, Raleigh

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Category:
Vegetables

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

Spacing:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:
81 to 90 days

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Farmerdill On Oct 28, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This a very sweet watermelon, with very small seeds. It fits into the category of grey wtermelons and is similar in appearance to Charleston Grey. Under normal culture it averages about 25 lbs, A long type, it does well on sandy soils . Bottlenecking is rare.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Alexandria, Indiana
Troy, Virginia



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