Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'King and Queen'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: King and Queen
Additional cultivar information:(aka Christmas Melon)
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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:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

This is a novelty melon that my mother insisted upon in the 40's. It is a small (15-18 lbs) melon that is extremly hard. It is long season melon, in Piedmont, Virginia it ripened in September.

Because of its hard rind and late ripening it would be available after the 'Dixie Queen' and 'Stone Mountain' melons were gone. However, I don't remember one keeping until Thanksgiving, let alone Christmas and the taste is inferior to 'Dixie Queen' and 'Stone Mountain'.