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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Sangria'

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

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.


6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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


3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive CountryGardens On Nov 17, 2009, CountryGardens from Lewisville, MN (Zone 4a) wrote:

We have grown this watermelon for years. It is asked for by name at our Farmers Market. Extremely sweet & flavorful.
We start the seeds in our greenhouse & plant out on green plastic mulch. About May 30 in our area.

Positive Indy On Sep 16, 2005, Indy from Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

This one is often very very good.

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

Sangria is a 1985 introduction from Northrop King. Other tha Yellow Doll, it is the only hybrid watermelon that I have grown to date. A long type, green with darker green stripes and averaging 23 lbs., it was popular in local market for several years. It is a good producer and even sweeter than Crimson Sweet. For me the advantage over OP types is insufficient to justify the higher seed costs.


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

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
Augusta, Georgia
Alexandria, Indiana
Lewisville, Minnesota

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