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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Legacy'

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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: Legacy

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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:
81 to 90 days

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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Indy On Sep 16, 2005, Indy from Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

This melon is a healthy grower and fruits are crisp and sweet.

Positive Farmerdill On Nov 4, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Legacy is a new introduction that lives up to its hype. It is an open pollinated long type melon. It is very uniform is size and shape (about 22 lbs) Taste and texture are excellent. Culls are almost non-existent. This cultivar is under Plant variety Protection so saving seed is not recommended.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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