Watermelon 'Truck Buster'

Citrullus lanatus

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

Annuals

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Days to Maturity:

81 to 90 days

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:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Coushatta, Louisiana

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 28, 2013, watermelonwoman from Castor, LA wrote:

We raise watermelons for a living. We had great luck with this variety in 2013 with average melons weighing in at 60 pounds and up. They were extremely sweet with good texture. We had an above average crop. ( We did irrigate ) The largest we pulled was approximately 92 pounds. They have a long shelf life and do well for the truck peddlers to sell at road-side stands. We will be raising this variety in the future.

Negative

On Jun 24, 2011, cowpea123 from Coushatta, LA wrote:

Not very productive or sweet.

Neutral

On Jan 3, 2010, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A long striped hybrid that get 50-90 lbs.

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