Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Ultra Cool'

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

Regional

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

Augusta, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

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.