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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Ultra Cool'

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Family: Cucurbitaceae (koo-ker-bih-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Citrullus (SIT-ruh-lus) (Info)
Species: lanatus (la-NA-tus) (Info)
Cultivar: Ultra Cool
Additional cultivar information: (aka Ultracool)

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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:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Farmerdill On Feb 22, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A 90 day 15-16 lb triploid (seedless) hybrid.

Surprise, Just found a packet of these on the Walmart seed rack. Enough to plant two hills. Did not get a chance to cut one of these. They did not set heavily, but seemed to be the melon of choice of raccoons. They got everyone of these.

Regional...

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

Augusta, Georgia



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