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Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Yellow Crimson'

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

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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; sow indoors before last frost

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

Vinton, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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

This was my year year to try the Yellow Fleshed Crimson Sweet. It produced well and is the same size and shape as the regular Crimson Sweet. Markings are similar but not as vivid. Flavor and texture is very good but doesn't pull away from the crowd like the regular did upon its introduction.

An 80 day melon with the appearance of a faded Crimson Sweet. It is also known as the Crimson Sweet, Yellow . A good producer but not quite as tasty as the Orange Fleshed Tendersweet, or the OrangeGlo.