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Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Stone Mountain'

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
Registered or introduced: 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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Scottsburg, Indiana

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.