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Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'AU Sweet Scarlet'

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.
Registered or introduced: 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:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Alexandria, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

2
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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.