Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Peacock Striped'

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

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 12, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 82 day short oblong melon with light and dark green stripes. Good producer with good texture and flavor. Two major disadvantages. 1. It tends to go from ripe to overipe in a matter of days. When overripe the heart becomes mushy and watery. 2. It has a thin rind and a propensity for splitting in the field under stressful conditions.