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Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Wilson Sweet'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Wilson Sweet
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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

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 3, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Wilson Sweet is an older variety, about 20 lbs. It stands out because of its markings which I can best described as speckled. Dark green on light green. The only other melon that I have encountered with this marking is the Spotted Watson. Eating qualities are good but inferior to Crimson Sweet.