Growing Organic Crimson Sweet Watermelon Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus
- Variety: “Crimson Sweet”
- Other Names:
- Watermelon Days to Maturity: 80-90 days
- Hardiness Zones: 3-9
- Planting Depth: ½"
- Plant Spacing: 3-4’
- Row Spacing: 5-6’
- Growth Habit: Spreading-vine
- Soil Preference: Fertile, sandy and well-drained with soil pH 6.0-7.0
- Temp Preference: Warm to hot
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Cucumber beetles, melon aphids and powdery mildew
- Color: Dark-green striped exterior with dark-red fruit
- Flavor: Juicy, sweet and sugary with hints of cucumber
Sowing & Growing:
Direct-sow Organic Sweet Crimson Watermelon seeds in late spring or early summer, so long as the threat of frost has passed in your region. These warm season watermelons do best in a temperature range of 70-95℉ and prefer full sun. Plant Crimson Sweet seeds ½” deep 3-4’ apart in raised hills and with 5-6’ spaced in between rows. Germination will take 3-9 days. The hot summer conditions will sweeten watermelon plants and will need to be watered regularly until they go to fruit. This organic seed variety prefers soil that is loamy and rich in compost with a pH level of 6.0-7.0.
Organic Sweet Crimson Watermelon seeds will be ready for harvest around 88 days from the sowing date. Harvest ripe watermelon by cutting the stem near the base of the fruit with gardening shears. Handle Crimson Sweet Watermelon plants with care, as their vines are tender.
All watermelon plants reside in the cucurbita family and are native to the Western and Southern regions of Africa. The Citrullus lanatus variety came from a horticulturalist named Charlie Hall in 1963.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 420 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 1,680 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 6,720 Seeds
- 5 lbs - Approximately 33,600 Seeds
- 25 lbs - Approximately 168,000 Seeds