Watermelon - seeded
Fruit is 16 to 17 cm in diameter. External peel is golden yellow. Flesh is intense red and very sweet, with seeds. Ideal for regions with a short growing season. Compact plants.
CULTURAL PRACTICES: Start seeds indoors in early spring. After about 6 weeks and when all risk of frost has passed, the seedlings should be hardened off and planted in the garden. SOIL: Melons need a well-drained, fertile soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7, high humus content and a high level of nitrogen. SPACING: Plant each seedling in slight mounds spaced 1 meter apart with 1 to 1.5 meters between rows. Make sure to protect young plants from wind and cold weather with cloches or plastic tunnels until they are well established. GROWING TIPS: Soil should be rich in organic matter and kept moist. Choose a warm site in full sun. Pinch end of stems for faster ripening. HARVESTING: Cantaloupe and muskmelon are sweet smelling when mature and fruit stalks crack.
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