Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'White Sugar Lump'

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

Annuals

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Vegetables

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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

Emmaus, Pennsylvania

Radford, Virginia

Troy, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 14, 2006, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

This melon was sold by Henry Field in the 60's as part of a red, white, and yellow Japanese melon collection. I grew all three of them, Ice box sized melons that grew and produced well. This past year I grew Cream of Saskatchewan. It appears to be the same melon. It is not exactly white, but very close.