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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'AU Sweet Scarlet'

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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: AU Sweet Scarlet
Hybridized by Auburn Univ.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Indy On Aug 16, 2006, Indy from Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a good grower. The inside is brilliant red and very good tasting.

Positive Farmerdill On Nov 10, 2003, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Similar to AU-Producer. This one really cranks out big melons. Most prolific melon in the patch this year. Looks like a Dixielee but larger and more melons. Very thin rind. It was also the earliest to ripen. Taste was as good or better than Crimson Sweet.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia
Alexandria, Indiana



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