Black Tiger Watermelon Seeds (Seedless)
Black Tiger Watermelons (Seedless) WM72-5

Black Tiger Watermelon Seeds (Seedless)

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SKU WM72-5
$5.00 $4.75
Availability: In Stock
Country Of Origin: USA USA
Description
Planting Instructions
Disease Resistant
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110 days. Citrullus lanatus. (F1) Black Tiger Watermelon. The plant produces high yields of 16 to 21 lb round watermelons with pure black skin with wax powder. The skin becomes very shiny after maturity. It has bright red flesh. This is perfect for picnics. To produce seedless watermelons, a pollinator is required. We suggest growing Sugar Baby watermelons alongside Black Tiger as a pollinator. Always a great seller at Farmer’s Markets! An excellent choice for home gardens, market growers, and commercial production. Disease Resistant: FW, WMV.

Lot No: 71132400091

Germination: 80%

Test Date: 05/24

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.

WMV – Watermelon Mosaic Virus

Type: Virus - Potyvirus

Watermelon Mosaic Virus is a virus disease that affects the growth of cantaloupes & melons, cucumbers, gourds, pumpkins, squash, and watermelons. Watermelon mosaic virus is primarily a problem in the southern and western regions of the United States. Symptoms include stunted or dwarfed plants, yellow or light green mottling, blistering, marginal yellowing, leaf distortion, and reduced growth rate and yields. Losses of 50 percent or more in yield and fruit quality may occur. The fruit frequently show color breaking and warts. It is only spread by aphids. Symptoms usually begin to show in June. Plan on using a 3 year crop rotation and avoid planting in the same location, year after year. Plastic mulches have been shown to reduce losses. Insecticides for aphids are of limited value to control the disease. The best option is to use disease resistant varieties.

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