Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Mickylee'

Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Mickylee
Additional cultivar information:(PVP, aka Micky Lee)
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Category:

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:

91 to 100 days

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:

Eustis, Florida

Augusta, Georgia

Mapleton, North Dakota

Fort Worth, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 11, 2008, reload1 from Mapleton, ND wrote:

I love this melon.Sweet very crisp flesh.Early bearer.Plus as an OP it is easy to keep seeds from year to year since it is not easy to find.

Positive

On Feb 15, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 1986 release from the Agricultural. Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Leesburg. A small, round 8-12 lb fruit with a rind pattern similar to that of Charleston Gray, very firm dark red flesh with a tough rind and small seeds. Resistant to fusarium wilt race 1and anthracnose race 1. PVP. It did pretty well here, a little larger than Sugar Baby, equally prolific. Flavor and texture are very good. I am not a fan of "icebox" melons but this one is pretty good.