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PlantFiles: Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'White Wonder'

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

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Vines and Climbers

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Days to Maturity:
Unknown - Tell us

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


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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Beautiful, snow white flesh is so pale it is almost transparent! The small 3-8 lb icebox-sized fruit are round. The flavor is unique, fruity and so delicious. This refreshing variety is perfect for gourmet growers wanting to target high-class markets. They will add contrast to any display and are sure to bring attention at farmers markets. White-fleshed watermelons were common in the 1800's and Henry Fields was still selling seeds for a white-fleshed variety in the 1970's. But due to corporate agriculture, these genetic treasures are about to be lost This will be a shame as white-fleshed varieties date back hundreds of years and were developed in Africa from wild strains. This early variety is not for shipping as they crack easy, but you will enjoy their unique crispness fresh from the garden.


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

Tucson, Arizona

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