California Sweet Bush Watermelons pk/20
California Sweet Bush Watermelons WM76-20

California Sweet Bush Watermelons pk/20

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SKU WM76-20
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Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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90 days. Citrullus lanatus. (F1) This compact bush plant produces good yields of 10 to 12 lb round watermelons with dark green mottled stripes. It has very sweet and delicious crisp pink flesh. Great for fruit salads and picnics. Suitable for small gardens and containers as the plant only spreads from 14 to 18". Good foliage protection from the sun and resist sunburn. Always a great seller at Farmer’s Markets! An excellent choice for home gardens, market growers, and commercial production. A variety from the USA. Disease Resistant: PM.

Lot No: 239038T

Germination: 85%

Test Date: 05/22

Seeds Per Pound: 4,000

Plant Height: Vine Type Plant

Planting Season: Spring

Sunlight Requirement: Full Sun

Planting Method: Direct Sow



Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus

 
Seed DepthSoil Temp. for GerminationDays to GerminationSunlight RequirementsPlanting Time
1 - 3"75 F to 85 F 7 to 14 daysFull Sun Spring
USDA Hardiness ZoneSeed SpacingRow SpacingSpace After ThinningDays to Harvest
N/A Hills  8 ft Apart 8 ft Hills 8 ft Apart70 - 110 days
Watermelon Seed Planting Information:

Watermelons require a lot of space and a sunny location on your garden. Plant 5 to 7 seeds in a diameter outdoors in hills. Planting should occur 1 to 2 weeks after last frost. Plants grow 1 ft tall and vines spread up to 6 ft.

Soil Requirements:

Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant. Add well-rotted manure and compost to soil.

Water Requirements:

Water well during dry and hot spells. Make sure plants get 1" water per week.

Fertilizer Requirements:

Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.

Harvest Tips:

Protect ripening watermelons from damp ground by placing them on boards. Tap the watermelon with your knuckles, and if it sounds hollow, it's ready. Cut watermelons carefully from plants to prevent damaging the vines.


PM – Powdery Mildew

Scientific Name: Erysiphe betae

Type: Fungus

Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that affects the growth of beets, cantaloupes & melons, cucumbers, peas, squash, Swiss chard, and tomatoes. The fungal disease may cause poor growth of the fruits in cucumbers if the infection is severe. The leaves of the cucumber begin to wither and then fall off prematurely. The disease usually affects older leaves. The leaves tend to turn a light green or a yellow green when infected. A powdery white or light gray color mold appears on the underside of the leaves. An odor similar to that of a musty basement is noticeable in fields with severe powdery mildew. The disease can spread rapidly under favorable conditions and infect the entire leaves within a week. The disease is favorable with long periods of dry weather, warm days, and cool nights, and fluctuations of day/night temperatures. The most favorable temperatures are 54-81 F and usually occur in early spring and autumn when moisture and humidity are very high. The disease can spread rapidly and can infect a field within 5 days. Fungicides for powdery mildew can help manage the disease. Good air circulation and increasing space between the plants can help control and prevent the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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