Sweet Beauty Hybrid Watermelon - Garden Seeds
Sweet Beauty Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus x.) has a deep red flesh that is sweet and crisp—everything you’d expect from a great watermelon. Eat it straight from the vine! Each melon is roughly 6 to 7 pounds, making them perfect for storing in a refrigerator once ready to eat.
Sweet Beauty is an annual in Zones 3-9. Start indoors and transplant well after the last frost and into the latter half of spring. Be sure to provide with plenty of water and allow full sun exposure . It tends to mature early.
Sweet Beauty Hybrid is the winner of the All-America Selections award, beating out its competition with superior texture and flavor.
Variety: Sweet Beauty Hybrid
Other Names: Sweet Beauty Hybrid Watermelon
Seeds per Oz: Approx 790
Days to Maturity: 77-80 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
Comments:Harvest promptly as fruit will begin to split when ripe.
|Seed Planting Depth||Seeds per Ounce||Germination Temperature||Days to Germination||Row Spacing||Plant Spacing||100' Row Yield||Sun|
|1 inch.||Approx 790||77 to 80 F||5-7 days||1 Foot||1 Foot||N/A||Full Sun|
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. 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.