Sunsweet Red & Pink Flesh - Sustainably Grown

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Sunsweet Red & Pink Flesh - Sustainably Grown

Citrullus lanatus
(85 days) Open-pollinated. Though it loves warm locales, Sunsweet is adapted almost anywhere. Our melon trialers in central Maine have harvested two large oval 20 lb fruits per plant. Glorious red sweet juicy flesh. One of the more satisfying melons in past trials, with reports that it outproduced hybrid Sweet Favorite and is earlier and bigger than hybrid Sangria. When the PVP ran out and our supplier dropped it, we were caught unaware with no seed set aside. We put the word out to customers in our 2018 catalog, and Long Days Farm came to the rescue with enough seed to get us going again. This year a new grower scooped up Sunsweet. Resistant to ANTH and F. BACK!


1046 Sunsweet - Sustainably Grown
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A: 1/16oz for $3.00  
unavailable, no new supply coming
B: 1/4oz for $7.25  
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C: 1oz for $21.00  
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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.