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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Stone Mountain'

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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: Stone Mountain
Additional cultivar information: (aka Dixie Belle)
Hybridized by H.G. Hastings; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1924

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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:
Unknown - Tell us

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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

The Stone mountain along the Dixie Queen were the mainstay of the family watermelon patch in the 40's and 50's. The round green melons avg about 30 lbs, ripen about a week later than Dixie Queen and have above average taste. Not as pretty as the similar Black Diamond, but matches it in taste. An old timer that is still a good choice for homegrown melons.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Scottsburg, Indiana
Troy, Virginia



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