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Citrullus lanatus 'Texas Beauty'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Texas Beauty
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6-12 in. (15-30 cm)


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


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

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:


On Nov 7, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Texas Beauty is an orange fleshed variety that grows and looks like a Dixielee from the outside. A round light green melon with darker green stripes that averages about 25 lbs. I favor yellow or orange fleshed melons and this is one of the more flavofull ones. The thin rind does not tolerate handling, but never had any problem with splitting in the patch. This melon ripens from the center and drys out like a pumpkin. I have kept beautifully appearing melons until January. Upon cutting the center flesh had dried to the point that seeds were loose. Flesh along the rind was sort of dry but still edible.