Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Dixie Queen'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Dixie Queen
Hybridized by Johnson
Registered or introduced: 1890
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

As a youth in piedmont Va we grew the Dixie Queen for an Early Melon and the Stone Mountain for late. We experimented with other melons but these were the mainstay, The DQ is an 80-85 day melon, round to oblong, light green with dark green stripes. It is a beautiful melon averageing about 28 lbs. It has pink flesh and an extremely thin rind which is surprisingly tough and resilient. Not the sweetest melon, but hardy and adaptable.