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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Mountain Sweet'

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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: Mountain 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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Mountain Sweet is one of the best large watermelons that I have grown. They average about 35 lbs for me, although I am told that they will reach 100 lbs when spaced and pruned specifically for size. Medium green with dark green stripes and round with blocky ends. Flesh is red and will hold its own with any melon for taste and texture. I don't know how old this one is but it was listed as an established variety in Burpees 1888 catalog.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Brodhead, Kentucky
Troy, Virginia



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