Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Gold Strike'

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

Vegetables

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Alexandria, Indiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 6, 2007, Indy from Alexandria, IN (Zone 6a) wrote:

This gold can be tops for taste.

Positive

On Feb 10, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An orange fleshed hybrid. A long type melon with markings similar to Tendersweet (medium green with dark green stripes). (22-25 lb) Tolerant to fusarium.Does ok but no better than Tendersweet.