Sangria Watermelon Hybrid - Garden Seed
Sangria Hybrid Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus x.) has been referred to as the “Gold Standard” of boldly sweet watermelons. A summer harvest to look forward to for both kids AND adults. Sangria Hybrids are big, weighing in up to 25 pounds!
Sangria Hybrid is an annual in Zones 3-9. Start outdoors well after the last frost and provide plenty of water on hot summer days. Germinates in 5-10 days. When melons start appearing, place straw beneath to create a barrier between the damp ground and the fruit.
Watch the tendrils closest to the fruit. Once they begin to turn brown and dry-out, the melons is ready for harvesting!
Other Names: Sangria Hybrid Watermelon
Seeds per Oz: Approx 660
Days to Maturity: 87 days
Open Pollinated: No
Plant Type: Annual in Zones 3-9
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun, or Partial Shade
Resistances: Fusarium wilt and Anthracnose race 1
|Seed Planting Depth||Seeds per Ounce||Germination Temperature||Days to Germination||Row Spacing||Plant Spacing||100' Row Yield||Sun|
|1 inch.||Approx 660||77 to 80 F||5-7 days||1 Foot||1 Foot||N/A||Full Sun or Partial Shade.|
Sowing: Sow indoors if possible and transplant. Outdoors, sow the seeds in spring after the last frost of the season. Space the plants at least a foot a part, in full sun. Germination takes about 3 to 4 weeks. Press into soil, but don’t cover yarrow seeds. Needs light to germinate.
Transplanting: Transplant to soil tilled or loosed to a depth of about a foot. Dig a hole at least 2x the diameter of the pot the plant was in. Fill in the soil around the root ball, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the ground.
Soil Preference: Watermelons like rich warm soil. Make sure your soil has good drainage and won’t be likely to accumulate standing water at the base of the plant.
Other Tips: Some gardeners don’t like the appearance of the flowering stalks, and these can be trimmed away (close to ground level). Do your best to remove dying or dead leaves. Keep away from standing water, as this can encourage leaf rot. Prolonged wet weather can also bring about rot.