Willhite's Sweet Texas Red Watermelons pk/20
Willhite's Sweet Texas Red Watermelons WM85-20

Willhite's Sweet Texas Red Watermelons pk/20

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SKU WM85-20
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Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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80 days. Citrullus lanatus. (F1) This early maturing plant produces good yields of 22 to 25 lb oblong watermelons with dark green rind and light green stripes. It has very sweet crisp deep red flesh with high sugar content. Great for fruit salads and picnics. Great for fruit salads and picnics. 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: FW.

Lot No: 241662T

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.


FW – Fusarium Wilt

Scientific Name: Fusarium oxysporum

Type: Fungus

Fusarium Wilt is a fungal disease that affects the growth of cantaloupes & melons, cauliflower, eggplants, peas, peppers, squash, tomatoes, and watermelons. It is one of the most devastating of all soil-borne diseases. It attacks the roots of the plants and moves up the stems. Symptoms include stunting and wilting. Plants don’t always die, but it slows growth and reduces yields. Infected seedlings will damping off, wilt, and die. If you stick with fusarium wilt resistant tomato varieties you don’t have to worry. Many of the older heirlooms don’t have any resistance to the disease, so if you grow these then you should keep an eye out for it. The infected plants should be removed to avoid further infestation. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year, as the disease can survive in the soil for 7 years. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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