Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Royal Golden'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Royal Golden
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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; sow indoors before last frost

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

This melon is quite a novelty. It is a red fleshed melon whose rind turns golden yellow when ripe. Even the vines show streaks and splotches of yellow. Attract attention both in the field and on display, but taste is only fair, Melons avg 23 lbs.