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Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon plants can grow up to 20 lbs and are more aromatic.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eShiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon Treated Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e Citrullus lanatus\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eVariety:\u003c\/strong\u003e “Shiny Boy”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOther Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 90 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3-9\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1-1-½\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6’\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-8’\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Spreading-vine\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Fertile, sandy and well-drained with pH level 5.8-7.0\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warmer to hot\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Cucumber beetles, squash bugs and bacterial fruit blotch\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eColor:\u003c\/strong\u003e polished rind, green-striped exterior with bright-red fruit\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFlavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Tropical, fresh, with fruity notes\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSowing \u0026amp; Growing:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs larger melons prefer higher temperatures, it’s essential to start Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelons indoors in cooler or northern climates. Transplant seedlings after these non-GMO seeds have grown indoors, in a warm location 4-6 weeks before your region’s final frost. Sow Shiny Boy seeds in either pea pots or any biodegradable seed starting container of your choice. Plant seeds ½-1” deep, with 2-3 in each cell. If you live in a warmer climate or southern region, Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon seeds can be sown directly for longer growing seasons as early as May. Before planting, it’s a general tip to mend and pre-garden your soil by digging a mini reservoir and preparing a fertile mound. First, shovel a hole at least 1’ deep and 3’ wide, then mix in compost and place 6” of enriched soil on top of the mound. This will develop a rich bed to nurture your watermelon crop. Plant seeds 1” deep in raised hills with 6-8’ spaced in between rows. It’s recommended to space up to 12’ if needed, especially for the large seed varieties. After the young plants have at least one set of true leaves, thin down to the 2 strongest plants for each hill. Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelons prefer a nitrogen-generous fertilizer and grow best with row covers or mulch. Don’t overwater watermelon plants, especially during their final fruit-ripening phase, but give at least 1” per week in their early development.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe “thumping” method doesn’t ring true with every watermelon variety. In fact, the ideal method to see if it’s time to harvest melons, has more to do with color and the feel of fruits’ exterior. Check for harvesting Shiny Boy Hybrid (treated) Watermelon seeds by seeing if the stem and tendril of the primary vine has dried out. Then, touch the rind of the watermelon to see if there is any push back while pressing with your thumb. around 85 days from the sowing date. You can also begin harvesting your generous crop of Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelons around 80 days from the sowing date.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eShiny Boy Hybrid (treated) Watermelon Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 660 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 2640 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 42,240 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lbs - Approximately 52,800 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lbs - Approximately 264,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e","published_at":"2017-06-27T14:01:03-06:00","created_at":"2017-06-27T14:01:06-06:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Co.","type":"Vegetable Seeds","tags":["70-79 Days","AAS Winner","AAS Winner_web","Annual","Fruit","Full Sun","Green","Hybrid","Non-GMO","Red","Seeds","Treated","veg_watermelon","Warmer","Watermelon","Zone 10","Zone 6","Zone 7","Zone 8","Zone 9"],"price":612,"price_min":612,"price_max":3550,"available":true,"price_varies":true,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":38921734664,"title":"100 Seeds","option1":"100 Seeds","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"11719","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":5542200836211,"product_id":9984300872,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-10-30T17:48:47-06:00","updated_at":"2019-07-12T20:27:26-06:00","alt":"Watermelon - Shiny Boy Hybrid treated Garden Seed","width":700,"height":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/watermelon-shiny-boy-hybrid-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1562984846","variant_ids":[38921734664,38921734728]},"available":true,"name":"Watermelon Seeds - Shiny Boy Hybrid (treated) - 100 Seeds","public_title":"100 Seeds","options":["100 Seeds"],"price":612,"weight":23,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"740006028140","featured_media":{"alt":"Watermelon - Shiny Boy Hybrid treated Garden Seed","id":63295389811,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"width":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/watermelon-shiny-boy-hybrid-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1568747963"}}},{"id":38921734728,"title":"1000 Seeds","option1":"1000 Seeds","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"11641","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":5542200836211,"product_id":9984300872,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-10-30T17:48:47-06:00","updated_at":"2019-07-12T20:27:26-06:00","alt":"Watermelon - Shiny Boy Hybrid treated Garden Seed","width":700,"height":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/watermelon-shiny-boy-hybrid-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1562984846","variant_ids":[38921734664,38921734728]},"available":true,"name":"Watermelon Seeds - Shiny Boy Hybrid (treated) - 1000 Seeds","public_title":"1000 Seeds","options":["1000 Seeds"],"price":3550,"weight":41,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":"shopify","barcode":"740006028089","featured_media":{"alt":"Watermelon - Shiny Boy Hybrid treated Garden Seed","id":63295389811,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"width":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/watermelon-shiny-boy-hybrid-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1568747963"}}}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/watermelon-shiny-boy-hybrid-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1562984846","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/non-gmo-sprouting-seed_a9ff8192-e1d9-4fdf-8704-e7885dfb149e.jpg?v=1562984846"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/watermelon-shiny-boy-hybrid-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1562984846","options":["Size"],"media":[{"alt":"Watermelon - Shiny Boy Hybrid treated Garden Seed","id":63295389811,"position":1,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"width":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/watermelon-shiny-boy-hybrid-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1568747963"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/watermelon-shiny-boy-hybrid-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1568747963","width":700},{"alt":"Non-GMO Treated Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon","id":63295422579,"position":2,"preview_image":{"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"width":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/non-gmo-sprouting-seed_a9ff8192-e1d9-4fdf-8704-e7885dfb149e.jpg?v=1568747963"},"aspect_ratio":1.0,"height":700,"media_type":"image","src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/non-gmo-sprouting-seed_a9ff8192-e1d9-4fdf-8704-e7885dfb149e.jpg?v=1568747963","width":700}],"content":"\u003cp\u003e90 days. Citrullus lanatus. Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon seeds grow as large and lively annuals that prefer the heat and long growing seasons. These treated hybrid watermelons have a tropical flavor with fruity notes and are known to grow in the garden as a generous crop that keeps on giving. This Shiny Boy type has non-GMO seeds and produces a high yield of marble-shaped melons with a green-striped polished rind and bright-red fruit. It’s no surprise this summer season watermelon variety won the AAS award in 2010 as the vegetable winner! With gardening in general, you’ll want to thin your vegetable crops out once the seeds have been directly-sown and have grown to a more developed state. You can accomplish the thinning process by selecting the strongest plants among the unsuccessful or undeveloped watermelons. Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon plants can grow up to 20 lbs and are more aromatic.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eShiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon Treated Garden Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e Citrullus lanatus\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eVariety:\u003c\/strong\u003e “Shiny Boy”\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eOther Names:\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 90 days\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zones:\u003c\/strong\u003e 3-9\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlanting Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1-1-½\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6’\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-8’\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Spreading-vine\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Fertile, sandy and well-drained with pH level 5.8-7.0\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemp Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Warmer to hot\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests\/diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Cucumber beetles, squash bugs and bacterial fruit blotch\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eColor:\u003c\/strong\u003e polished rind, green-striped exterior with bright-red fruit\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eFlavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Tropical, fresh, with fruity notes\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSowing \u0026amp; Growing:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAs larger melons prefer higher temperatures, it’s essential to start Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelons indoors in cooler or northern climates. Transplant seedlings after these non-GMO seeds have grown indoors, in a warm location 4-6 weeks before your region’s final frost. Sow Shiny Boy seeds in either pea pots or any biodegradable seed starting container of your choice. Plant seeds ½-1” deep, with 2-3 in each cell. If you live in a warmer climate or southern region, Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon seeds can be sown directly for longer growing seasons as early as May. Before planting, it’s a general tip to mend and pre-garden your soil by digging a mini reservoir and preparing a fertile mound. First, shovel a hole at least 1’ deep and 3’ wide, then mix in compost and place 6” of enriched soil on top of the mound. This will develop a rich bed to nurture your watermelon crop. Plant seeds 1” deep in raised hills with 6-8’ spaced in between rows. It’s recommended to space up to 12’ if needed, especially for the large seed varieties. After the young plants have at least one set of true leaves, thin down to the 2 strongest plants for each hill. Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelons prefer a nitrogen-generous fertilizer and grow best with row covers or mulch. Don’t overwater watermelon plants, especially during their final fruit-ripening phase, but give at least 1” per week in their early development.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe “thumping” method doesn’t ring true with every watermelon variety. In fact, the ideal method to see if it’s time to harvest melons, has more to do with color and the feel of fruits’ exterior. Check for harvesting Shiny Boy Hybrid (treated) Watermelon seeds by seeing if the stem and tendril of the primary vine has dried out. Then, touch the rind of the watermelon to see if there is any push back while pressing with your thumb. around 85 days from the sowing date. You can also begin harvesting your generous crop of Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelons around 80 days from the sowing date.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eShiny Boy Hybrid (treated) Watermelon Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Approximately 660 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Approximately 2640 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Approximately 42,240 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lbs - Approximately 52,800 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lbs - Approximately 264,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e"}
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90 days. Citrullus lanatus. Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon seeds grow as large and lively annuals that prefer the heat and long growing seasons. These treated hybrid watermelons have a tropical flavor with fruity notes and are known to grow in the garden as a generous crop that keeps on giving. This Shiny Boy type has non-GMO seeds and produces a high yield of marble-shaped melons with a green-striped polished rind and bright-red fruit. It’s no surprise this summer season watermelon variety won the AAS award in 2010 as the vegetable winner! With gardening in general, you’ll want to thin your vegetable crops out once the seeds have been directly-sown and have grown to a more developed state. You can accomplish the thinning process by selecting the strongest plants among the unsuccessful or undeveloped watermelons. Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon plants can grow up to 20 lbs and are more aromatic.

Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon Treated Garden Seeds

  • Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus
  • Variety: “Shiny Boy”
  • Other Names:
  • Days to Maturity: 90 days
  • Hardiness Zones: 3-9
  • Planting Depth: 1-1-½"
  • Plant Spacing: 6’
  • Row Spacing: 6-8’
  • Growth Habit: Spreading-vine
  • Soil Preference: Fertile, sandy and well-drained with pH level 5.8-7.0
  • Temp Preference: Warmer to hot
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Pests/diseases: Cucumber beetles, squash bugs and bacterial fruit blotch
  • Color: polished rind, green-striped exterior with bright-red fruit
  • Flavor: Tropical, fresh, with fruity notes

Sowing & Growing:

As larger melons prefer higher temperatures, it’s essential to start Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelons indoors in cooler or northern climates. Transplant seedlings after these non-GMO seeds have grown indoors, in a warm location 4-6 weeks before your region’s final frost. Sow Shiny Boy seeds in either pea pots or any biodegradable seed starting container of your choice. Plant seeds ½-1” deep, with 2-3 in each cell. If you live in a warmer climate or southern region, Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelon seeds can be sown directly for longer growing seasons as early as May. Before planting, it’s a general tip to mend and pre-garden your soil by digging a mini reservoir and preparing a fertile mound. First, shovel a hole at least 1’ deep and 3’ wide, then mix in compost and place 6” of enriched soil on top of the mound. This will develop a rich bed to nurture your watermelon crop. Plant seeds 1” deep in raised hills with 6-8’ spaced in between rows. It’s recommended to space up to 12’ if needed, especially for the large seed varieties. After the young plants have at least one set of true leaves, thin down to the 2 strongest plants for each hill. Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelons prefer a nitrogen-generous fertilizer and grow best with row covers or mulch. Don’t overwater watermelon plants, especially during their final fruit-ripening phase, but give at least 1” per week in their early development.

Harvesting:

The “thumping” method doesn’t ring true with every watermelon variety. In fact, the ideal method to see if it’s time to harvest melons, has more to do with color and the feel of fruits’ exterior. Check for harvesting Shiny Boy Hybrid (treated) Watermelon seeds by seeing if the stem and tendril of the primary vine has dried out. Then, touch the rind of the watermelon to see if there is any push back while pressing with your thumb. around 85 days from the sowing date. You can also begin harvesting your generous crop of Shiny Boy Hybrid Watermelons around 80 days from the sowing date.

Shiny Boy Hybrid (treated) Watermelon Seeds Per Package:

  • 1 oz - Approximately 660 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Approximately 2640 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Approximately 42,240 Seeds
  • 5 lbs - Approximately 52,800 Seeds
  • 25 lbs - Approximately 264,000 Seeds
 
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