Orange Orchid Yellow & Orange Flesh

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Orange Orchid Yellow & Orange Flesh

Citrullus lanatus
(78 days) F-1 hybrid. A smaller more-marketable alternative to Orangeglo. Orchid provides reliable early production of refined 6–8 lb oblong fruits with bright orange flesh, crisp texture and super sweet floral flavor and not a hint of the hollow heart that can plague orange-fleshed watermelons. Medium light green rind with dark green striping. Ripened for Heron on Aug. 29, 2013, from a late June 12 transplanting. William Gray who grows Orange Orchid in the Upper Midwest reported a yield of 5 melons all with outstanding flavor and a top weight of 8 lb 14 oz.


1024 Orange Orchid
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A: 1/16oz for $6.50  
B: 1/4oz for $18.00  
C: 1/2oz for $35.00  
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Additional Information

Watermelons

1 gram packet about 20 seeds, sows 7 hills; 116 oz packet contains about 40 seeds, sows 14 hills. 1 oz contains about 670 seeds.

Culture: Harvesting watermelon at proper ripeness is an art. Thumping should produce a low, hollow sound. Spread thumb and forefinger and press hard on fruit. If you feel any give, watermelon is ripe. Don’t heed the traditional advice to wait for the closest tendril to brown—that may be too late. Minimum germination temperature 60°, optimal range 75–95°.

Diseases: ANTH: Anthracnose, F: Fusarium

Germination Testing

For the latest results of our germination tests, please see the germination page.