Growing Tasty Seedless Hybrid Watermelon Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus
- Variety: “Non-GMO Tasty Seedless Hybrid”
- Other Names: ”Icebox” “Triploid”
- Watermelon Days to Maturity: 85-90 days
- Hardiness Zones: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1"
- Plant Spacing: 4-5’
- Row Spacing: 6’
- Growth Habit: Spreading-vine
- Soil Preference: Fertile, loamy and well-drained with pH of 6.0-6.5
- Temp Preference: Warm to hot
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/diseases: Melon aphids, cucumber beetles and anthracnose
- Color: Pale or dark-green striped exterior with bright-red fruit
- Flavor: Juicy, extra sweet and sugary
Sowing & Growing:
It’s recommended to start Tasty Seedless Hybrid watermelons seeds indoors, in order to help them sprout. Since these watermelon seeds prefer a temperature range of 75-80℉ for germinating, for better control, begin by sowing Tasty Hybrid watermelons in either a greenhouse or in pea pots during spring. Plant seeds in a seed-starting mix 1” deep. Germination will take 8-12 days, however; be patient, as Tasty Hybrid Watermelon seeds can take up to 4 weeks at the most. Transplant the young plants outdoors once the vines have grown at least 6” long or 3 weeks from the sowing date. A general tip for sowing seedless watermelons, is to plant them next to a seeded variety in order to help them not only grow successfully, but to also boost pollination and allow them to reseed. Space seedless watermelon plants 4-5’ apart and with 6’ in between raised rows. Tasty Seedless Hybrid Watermelons mature relatively early and can be ready to harvest as early as 80-85 days. Tasty Seedless Hybrid watermelons do well in warmer temperatures and can tolerate heat up to 95℉. Like most watermelons, they prefer full sun. Water the plants regularly, but only once they’ve sprouted and during their developmental stage. This non-GMO seedless variety prefers soil that is fertile, loamy and with a pH level of 6.0-6.5.
Harvest Tasty Seedless Hybrid Watermelons in 85 days from the sowing date or once the vines have dried near the stem and the color of the base of the fruit has turned light-yellow. The texture of ripe watermelons will also become more tough to the touch. Harvest the ripe fruit by using a gardening knife to cut the watermelons from their main vine near the stem. After picking, you can store them in a cooler area, which will help the watermelons last up to 25 days! Non-GMO Tasty Seedless Hybrid Watermelon varieties are known to retain their sweet flavor, even after they’ve been sliced into.
The main difference between “icebox” and “picnic” watermelons is how picnic varieties tend to be bigger and heavier in size than what are referred to as the icebox types.