Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Matador'

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

81 to 90 days

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

Gardeners' Notes:

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

An 87 day long dark green hybrid from Hollar. Peacock class melons run 25 lbs and have better flesh quality than Peacock. If this one has better flesh quality than Peacock, I would hate to have to eat a Peacock. One of the worst tasting melons I have grown in a coon's age. On top of that it is a poor producer with a high percentage of misshapen culls. The ones that grow well are visually attractive, but the proof is in the eating and they just are not good eating.