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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Golden Honey'

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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: Golden Honey

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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

'Golden Honey' was the only yellow fleshed watermelon that we grew when I was young. It is a very old cultivar being listed in Burpee's 1888 catalog as a long-established melon. It is a semi-round medium green with dark green stripes melon which will run around 20 pounds. Flavor and texture are good but do not match some of the newer cultivars.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Troy, Virginia



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