Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Mountain Sweet Yellow Flesh'

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

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West Tisbury, Massachusetts

Asheville, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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

Very popular in the 1940's in markets throughout NJ, PA and NY.

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On Feb 18, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A long green striped 25-35 lb yellow fleshed melon.