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{"id":10017028680,"title":"Watermelon Seeds - Sugar Baby","handle":"watermelon-sugar-baby-seeds","description":"\u003cp\u003e70-85 days. Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds. \u003cem\u003eCitrullus lanatus\u003c\/em\u003e. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. Early to mature and harvest, the Sugar Baby watermelon is a smaller dwarfed variety that still boasts the same amount of sugar and sweetness as a watermelon 4x its weight. Sugar Baby matures to a tight 6-8\" across and about 8-10 lbs at harvest. Sugar Baby melon is most recognizable by its solid matte green, nearly black skin. ~420 seeds per ounce.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Non-GMO Sugar Baby Watermelon Vegetable Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eCitrullus lanatus\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual 3-11\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 70-85\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 4-14\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-8 feet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-8 feet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9-15\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Heavy-trailing mound\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Loose, organic, composted, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 70-90 °F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Dark-green oval-shaped exterior with bright-red fruit\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Juicy, high sugar content, very sweet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests and Diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Susceptible to wilt, mildew, and rot from oversaturation. Monitor regularly for cucumber beetles, aphids, and squash bugs.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Sugar Baby Watermelon from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWatermelon is a full sun favorite best if sown directly after the final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 seeds 1\" deep per individual cell or 6-8 ft apart directly in the garden in loamy, regularly moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWatermelon performs best when grown on 8-10\" tall mounds of soil to ideally accommodate long, heavy trailing vines. Plants are heavy feeders, benefiting from a nitrogen-rich fertilizer every 2-3 weeks until fruiting, then reduce nitrogen in the fertilizer. Watermelon fruits are about 90 percent water and plants require heavy routine summertime watering to produce 20-30 lb melons. Smaller dwarfed types may be trellised for tighter grow spaces.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon in the Vegetable Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWatermelon is the unofficial herald of summer and, without doubt, the largest and juiciest fruit you could possibly hope for in the garden. Most popularly known as a red-flesh fruit, watermelon is also available in both yellow and orange along with a surprising selection of shape and size. Most varieties boast 20-30 lb fruits with regular watering and, like pumpkins and gourds, may be pruned and pinched back to direct growth towards competition size melons. Smaller varieties, such as Sugar Baby, are specifically grown for their convenient 8-10 lb fruits.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eExtremely productive plant turning out loads of sweet, small organic melons perfect for the family of four. This is the small gardener's dream, where as most melons take up lots of space for just a few melons this Sugar Baby will give you loads of fruit in a small space.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Sugar Baby Watermelon\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost watermelons are ready to harvest about 90 days from sowing or when showing signs of ripeness. The most important tip to picking vine-ripened watermelon is to locate the small tendril attached to the melon on the vine. If this tendril is completely brown and dead, the melon is ripe for harvest but, if the tendril is still even slightly green, the watermelon is not ready.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHarvest Sugar Baby Watermelons 75 days from the sowing date or once the coils of the vines have completely dried and the stem has turned brown. When checking to see if your watermelon plants are ripe enough, look for a light-yellow color and use the classic “thump” method. Give a gentle knock on the rind and listen for a hollow sound, which means they’re ready to pick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeirloom watermelon rinds will soften slightly when ripe and feel less like an impenetrable gourd. Use scissors or shears to carefully remove watermelon from the vine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou can harvest mature watermelons by cutting them off from their primary vine with a gardening knife. To keep Sugar Baby Watermelons fresh, it’s recommended to store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. With cut watermelon, wrap in plastic to keep for 3 days.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eCitrullus lanatus\u003c\/em\u003e. (75-90 Days)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is just about the earliest watermelon you are going to find. Bred to fit right inside your fridge or ice chest, this watermelon is only 6-10 lbs of bright red sweet fruit. I'm hungry already. Not only is sugar baby the perfect size, but the rind is tough enough to toss this sweet baby on ice and head to the river!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSugar Baby seeds were cultivated in 1956 and are often referred to as “picnic” watermelons, since they can easily fit into a small container on-the-go.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon is featured in the book \u003cstrong\u003eMelons for the Passionate Grower\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eEmille from the Conscious Kitchen says about Sugar Baby....\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"I'm sure there are other varieties of watermelon that are still perfect at their prime, but I have not experienced such watermelon paradise as cracking open the small dark green round sugar baby and digging in to its sweet crush of fruit ever in my life.\"\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCalifornia Master Gardener Handbook\u003c\/strong\u003e recommends Sugar Baby for California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eRecommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden.\"\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSome of the first watermelons in the U.S. were \"officially\" documented in 1629 in Massachusetts. Being good Southern boys and always having watermelons at hand, but no sugar, the Confederate soldiers boiled watermelon to make sweet molasses for cooking.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 g - Packet - Approximately 45 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 420 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 1,680 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 6,720 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 33,600 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Bulk - Approximately 168,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Sugar Baby watermelon seeds are available for \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/0zqektaqxl55lidk-20162681.shopifypreview.com\/pages\/shipping-information\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2017-06-30T09:47:48-06:00","created_at":"2017-06-30T09:47:52-06:00","vendor":"Mountain Valley Seed Co.","type":"Vegetable Seeds","tags":["70-79 Days","Annual","Fruit","Full Sun","Green","Heirloom","Heirloom_web","Non-GMO","Open Pollinated","Packet","Red","Seeds","USU Pick","veg_watermelon","Warmer","Watermelon","Zone 10","Zone 6","Zone 7","Zone 8","Zone 9"],"price":249,"price_min":249,"price_max":35663,"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":31982442152051,"title":"3 g Packet","option1":"3 g Packet","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"48932","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":{"id":5554905940083,"product_id":10017028680,"position":1,"created_at":"2018-10-31T09:30:19-06:00","updated_at":"2019-07-12T20:51:36-06:00","alt":"Watermelon Sugar Baby Seed","width":700,"height":700,"src":"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/2016\/2681\/products\/sugar-baby-watermelon-seed-wm_700.jpg?v=1562986296","variant_ids":[39186603656,39186603720,39186603848,39186604040,31977503162483,31982442152051]},"available":true,"name":"Watermelon Seeds - 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Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds. \u003cem\u003eCitrullus lanatus\u003c\/em\u003e. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. Early to mature and harvest, the Sugar Baby watermelon is a smaller dwarfed variety that still boasts the same amount of sugar and sweetness as a watermelon 4x its weight. Sugar Baby matures to a tight 6-8\" across and about 8-10 lbs at harvest. Sugar Baby melon is most recognizable by its solid matte green, nearly black skin. ~420 seeds per ounce.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--split--\u003e\n\u003ch2\u003eGrowing Non-GMO Sugar Baby Watermelon Vegetable Seeds\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.trueleafmarket.com\/pages\/the-vegetable-growing-guide-from-true-leaf-market\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eDownload Free Vegetable Growing Guide PDF\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!--attr--\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLatin Name:\u003c\/strong\u003e \u003cem\u003eCitrullus lanatus\u003c\/em\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eHardiness Zone:\u003c\/strong\u003e Annual 3-11\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Maturity:\u003c\/strong\u003e 70-85\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eDays to Germination:\u003c\/strong\u003e 4-14\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSeeding Depth:\u003c\/strong\u003e 1\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-8 feet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eRow Spacing:\u003c\/strong\u003e 6-8 feet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePlant Height:\u003c\/strong\u003e 9-15\"\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eGrowth Habit:\u003c\/strong\u003e Heavy-trailing mound\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSoil Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Loose, organic, composted, well-drained\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eTemperature Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e 70-90 °F\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eLight Preference:\u003c\/strong\u003e Full sun\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon Color:\u003c\/strong\u003e Dark-green oval-shaped exterior with bright-red fruit\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon Flavor:\u003c\/strong\u003e Juicy, high sugar content, very sweet\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e\n\u003cstrong\u003ePests and Diseases:\u003c\/strong\u003e Susceptible to wilt, mildew, and rot from oversaturation. Monitor regularly for cucumber beetles, aphids, and squash bugs.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003c!--endattr--\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHow to Grow Sugar Baby Watermelon from Seed\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWatermelon is a full sun favorite best if sown directly after the final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 seeds 1\" deep per individual cell or 6-8 ft apart directly in the garden in loamy, regularly moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWatermelon performs best when grown on 8-10\" tall mounds of soil to ideally accommodate long, heavy trailing vines. Plants are heavy feeders, benefiting from a nitrogen-rich fertilizer every 2-3 weeks until fruiting, then reduce nitrogen in the fertilizer. Watermelon fruits are about 90 percent water and plants require heavy routine summertime watering to produce 20-30 lb melons. Smaller dwarfed types may be trellised for tighter grow spaces.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon in the Vegetable Garden\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWatermelon is the unofficial herald of summer and, without doubt, the largest and juiciest fruit you could possibly hope for in the garden. Most popularly known as a red-flesh fruit, watermelon is also available in both yellow and orange along with a surprising selection of shape and size. Most varieties boast 20-30 lb fruits with regular watering and, like pumpkins and gourds, may be pruned and pinched back to direct growth towards competition size melons. Smaller varieties, such as Sugar Baby, are specifically grown for their convenient 8-10 lb fruits.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eExtremely productive plant turning out loads of sweet, small organic melons perfect for the family of four. This is the small gardener's dream, where as most melons take up lots of space for just a few melons this Sugar Baby will give you loads of fruit in a small space.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eHarvesting Sugar Baby Watermelon\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMost watermelons are ready to harvest about 90 days from sowing or when showing signs of ripeness. The most important tip to picking vine-ripened watermelon is to locate the small tendril attached to the melon on the vine. If this tendril is completely brown and dead, the melon is ripe for harvest but, if the tendril is still even slightly green, the watermelon is not ready.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHarvest Sugar Baby Watermelons 75 days from the sowing date or once the coils of the vines have completely dried and the stem has turned brown. When checking to see if your watermelon plants are ripe enough, look for a light-yellow color and use the classic “thump” method. Give a gentle knock on the rind and listen for a hollow sound, which means they’re ready to pick.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHeirloom watermelon rinds will soften slightly when ripe and feel less like an impenetrable gourd. Use scissors or shears to carefully remove watermelon from the vine.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou can harvest mature watermelons by cutting them off from their primary vine with a gardening knife. To keep Sugar Baby Watermelons fresh, it’s recommended to store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. With cut watermelon, wrap in plastic to keep for 3 days.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eAbout Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003eCitrullus lanatus\u003c\/em\u003e. (75-90 Days)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThis is just about the earliest watermelon you are going to find. Bred to fit right inside your fridge or ice chest, this watermelon is only 6-10 lbs of bright red sweet fruit. I'm hungry already. Not only is sugar baby the perfect size, but the rind is tough enough to toss this sweet baby on ice and head to the river!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSugar Baby seeds were cultivated in 1956 and are often referred to as “picnic” watermelons, since they can easily fit into a small container on-the-go.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon is featured in the book \u003cstrong\u003eMelons for the Passionate Grower\u003c\/strong\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eEmille from the Conscious Kitchen says about Sugar Baby....\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"I'm sure there are other varieties of watermelon that are still perfect at their prime, but I have not experienced such watermelon paradise as cracking open the small dark green round sugar baby and digging in to its sweet crush of fruit ever in my life.\"\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCalifornia Master Gardener Handbook\u003c\/strong\u003e recommends Sugar Baby for California.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eRecommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences...\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cem\u003e\"These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden.\"\u003c\/em\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSome of the first watermelons in the U.S. were \"officially\" documented in 1629 in Massachusetts. Being good Southern boys and always having watermelons at hand, but no sugar, the Confederate soldiers boiled watermelon to make sweet molasses for cooking.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eSugar Baby Watermelon Seeds Per Package:\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e3 g - Packet - Approximately 45 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 420 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 1,680 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 6,720 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 33,600 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli\u003e25 lb - Bulk - Approximately 168,000 Seeds\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eNon-GMO Sugar Baby watermelon seeds are available for \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/0zqektaqxl55lidk-20162681.shopifypreview.com\/pages\/shipping-information\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFast Free Shipping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e on orders over $45.\u003c\/p\u003e"}
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70-85 days. Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds. Citrullus lanatus. Non-GMO. Open Pollinated. Early to mature and harvest, the Sugar Baby watermelon is a smaller dwarfed variety that still boasts the same amount of sugar and sweetness as a watermelon 4x its weight. Sugar Baby matures to a tight 6-8" across and about 8-10 lbs at harvest. Sugar Baby melon is most recognizable by its solid matte green, nearly black skin. ~420 seeds per ounce.

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  • Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus
  • Hardiness Zone: Annual 3-11
  • Days to Maturity: 70-85
  • Days to Germination: 4-14
  • Seeding Depth: 1"
  • Plant Spacing: 6-8 feet
  • Row Spacing: 6-8 feet
  • Plant Height: 9-15"
  • Growth Habit: Heavy-trailing mound
  • Soil Preference: Loose, organic, composted, well-drained
  • Temperature Preference: 70-90 °F
  • Light Preference: Full sun
  • Sugar Baby Watermelon Color: Dark-green oval-shaped exterior with bright-red fruit
  • Sugar Baby Watermelon Flavor: Juicy, high sugar content, very sweet
  • Pests and Diseases: Susceptible to wilt, mildew, and rot from oversaturation. Monitor regularly for cucumber beetles, aphids, and squash bugs.

How to Grow Sugar Baby Watermelon from Seed

Watermelon is a full sun favorite best if sown directly after the final spring frost but, for earliest starts, begin indoors 3-4 weeks prior. Plant 2-3 seeds 1" deep per individual cell or 6-8 ft apart directly in the garden in loamy, regularly moist, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-6.8.

Watermelon performs best when grown on 8-10" tall mounds of soil to ideally accommodate long, heavy trailing vines. Plants are heavy feeders, benefiting from a nitrogen-rich fertilizer every 2-3 weeks until fruiting, then reduce nitrogen in the fertilizer. Watermelon fruits are about 90 percent water and plants require heavy routine summertime watering to produce 20-30 lb melons. Smaller dwarfed types may be trellised for tighter grow spaces.

Sugar Baby Watermelon in the Vegetable Garden

Watermelon is the unofficial herald of summer and, without doubt, the largest and juiciest fruit you could possibly hope for in the garden. Most popularly known as a red-flesh fruit, watermelon is also available in both yellow and orange along with a surprising selection of shape and size. Most varieties boast 20-30 lb fruits with regular watering and, like pumpkins and gourds, may be pruned and pinched back to direct growth towards competition size melons. Smaller varieties, such as Sugar Baby, are specifically grown for their convenient 8-10 lb fruits.

Extremely productive plant turning out loads of sweet, small organic melons perfect for the family of four. This is the small gardener's dream, where as most melons take up lots of space for just a few melons this Sugar Baby will give you loads of fruit in a small space.

Harvesting Sugar Baby Watermelon

Most watermelons are ready to harvest about 90 days from sowing or when showing signs of ripeness. The most important tip to picking vine-ripened watermelon is to locate the small tendril attached to the melon on the vine. If this tendril is completely brown and dead, the melon is ripe for harvest but, if the tendril is still even slightly green, the watermelon is not ready.

Harvest Sugar Baby Watermelons 75 days from the sowing date or once the coils of the vines have completely dried and the stem has turned brown. When checking to see if your watermelon plants are ripe enough, look for a light-yellow color and use the classic “thump” method. Give a gentle knock on the rind and listen for a hollow sound, which means they’re ready to pick.

Heirloom watermelon rinds will soften slightly when ripe and feel less like an impenetrable gourd. Use scissors or shears to carefully remove watermelon from the vine.

You can harvest mature watermelons by cutting them off from their primary vine with a gardening knife. To keep Sugar Baby Watermelons fresh, it’s recommended to store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. With cut watermelon, wrap in plastic to keep for 3 days.

About Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds

Citrullus lanatus. (75-90 Days)

This is just about the earliest watermelon you are going to find. Bred to fit right inside your fridge or ice chest, this watermelon is only 6-10 lbs of bright red sweet fruit. I'm hungry already. Not only is sugar baby the perfect size, but the rind is tough enough to toss this sweet baby on ice and head to the river!

Sugar Baby seeds were cultivated in 1956 and are often referred to as “picnic” watermelons, since they can easily fit into a small container on-the-go.

Sugar Baby Watermelon is featured in the book Melons for the Passionate Grower.

Emille from the Conscious Kitchen says about Sugar Baby....

"I'm sure there are other varieties of watermelon that are still perfect at their prime, but I have not experienced such watermelon paradise as cracking open the small dark green round sugar baby and digging in to its sweet crush of fruit ever in my life."

California Master Gardener Handbook recommends Sugar Baby for California.

Recommended by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences...

"These seed varieties have been tested and proven resilient in the Florida backyard garden."

Some of the first watermelons in the U.S. were "officially" documented in 1629 in Massachusetts. Being good Southern boys and always having watermelons at hand, but no sugar, the Confederate soldiers boiled watermelon to make sweet molasses for cooking.

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds Per Package:

  • 3 g - Packet - Approximately 45 Seeds
  • 1 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 420 Seeds
  • 4 oz - Wholesale - Approximately 1,680 Seeds
  • 1 lb - Wholesale - Approximately 6,720 Seeds
  • 5 lb - Bulk - Approximately 33,600 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Bulk - Approximately 168,000 Seeds

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