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Watermelon 'Sangria'

Citrullus lanatus

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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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:

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


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

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Augusta, Georgia

Alexandria, Indiana

Lewisville, Minnesota

Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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

This one is often very very good.


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.