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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Sugarlee'

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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: Sugarlee
Hybridized by Univ. of Florida; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1981

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Sugarlee is an open-pollinated cultivar that ripens about a week earlier and 5 lbs smaller than Dixielee which it resembles from the outside. Flesh ia standard pink-red and very sweet. Yield well athough it is not as vigorous as either Dixielee or Legacy.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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