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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Sugar Bush'

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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: Sugar Bush
Hybridized by Burpee; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1977

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Category:
Vegetables

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

As the name implies Sugar Bush is a short vine well suited to small spaces. It is an ice box type with good flavor. I much prefer standard vining types but this one is quite suitable for a small backyard garden.

Regional...

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

Troy, Virginia



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