Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Early Arizona'

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

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

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:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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

Regional

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

Tucson, Arizona

Goleta, California

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 23, 2011, junebug111 from Isla Vista, CA wrote:

highly recommended... coped very well with the heat/drought and sustained 5 star flavor

Positive

On Sep 16, 2008, tucsonjill from Lincoln, NE (Zone 5a) wrote:

To my taste, this was a really good watermelon. Nice and juicy, good flavor but not overpoweringly sweet. Good seeds for spitting, too! I'll definitely grow this again next year.

Neutral

On Feb 11, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

An 80 dark green melon with pink flesh.