Watermelon 'Jade Star'

Citrullus lanatus

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

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:

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:

Wells, Maine

Macomb, Michigan

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 25, 2006, wil05us from Wells, ME wrote:

Another star performer for me. It sized up consistantly and ripened quickly. Very good quality-crisp, sweet. Very nice melon. Many who tasted this one will look for it next year. It needs to be picked when it is ripe-it will not hold on the vine.

Neutral

On Feb 23, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 75 day 13-16 lb hybrid Sugar baby type introduced in 1990.

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