Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Sweet Siberian'

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

Unknown - Tell us

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

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:

Belfield, North Dakota

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 2, 2007, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

My Brother In Law grew this melon this year, and they have a great flavor.

Neutral

On Mar 4, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This melon was becoming rare until SSE member Glenn Drowns reintroduced it from seed he obtained from the USDA.

Neutral

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

An 85 day apricot fleshed 6-10 lb melon. A medium dark green elliptical shaped fruit.