Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Texas Golden'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Texas Golden
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Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

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:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Coushatta, Louisiana

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Texas Golden is a long grey melon with similar markings to Charleston Grey. It produces well. Rind is thin, so it must be handled with care. Taste is very good but does not match Orangeglo or Tendersweet, Orange. Field average is 23 lbs.