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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Summer Gold'

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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: Summer Gold

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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

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

An 85 day yellow fleshed hybrid. An oblong dark green with mottled light green stripes averaging 25 lbs. Tolerant to fusarium. Produces nice uniform melons. Taste and texture is not as good as Tendersweet or Orangeglo. Very similar to the open pollinated Tendergold and no advantage over it from my perspective.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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