Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'New Hampshire Midget'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: New Hampshire Midget
Hybridized by Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham
Registered or introduced: 1951
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Category:

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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

Regional

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

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

I tried this cultivar in the 70's. It is very early taking only about two months from planting to picking. It is about the size of a cantaloupe (avg 4 lbs) and produces well. It is light green with a visible but irregular darker green striping. Pink flesh tends to become mushy when over ripe, which happens very quickly. I don't care for its eating qualities, but if one is desperate for an early melon?