Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Allsweet'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Allsweet
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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; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

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

Alexandria, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 7, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Devloped by Charles V. Hall, Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Manhattan in 1972. A long cylinder shaped, striped melon with very sweet red flesh. Quality competes with Crimson Sweet. Resistant to fusarium wilt and anthracnose.

Neutral

On Feb 1, 2005, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

Open-pollinated. Fruits weigh 25 - 30 lbs and are oblong. Flesh is firm and bright red.