Watermelon – Sugar Baby


Citrullus lanatus

The best of the small watermelons. Ripens well in cooler districts but also suits the warmer areas. Flesh medium red and finely textured. Has dark green, thin hard rind. Fruit weigh 3-4kg.


approx. 20 s/g.

Sow in groups of 3 with 1 to 1.5 metres between groups or one seed every 30 to 45cm. Feed and water heavily. Cantaloupes must be left to vine ripen until the stem comes away at the slightest touch. Harvest Watermelons when the fruit surface becomes uneven when rubbed lightly with the palm. Additionally, the spot where the fruit lays on the ground changes from white to a cream colour. Sow mid to late spring (cold): spring and early summer (temp): July to February (trop). Best sown direct. Soil temperature must be at least 20 deg. C. at sowing. Do not sow more than 2cm. deep. Expect germination in 10 days at 26 deg. C. soil temperature.

CAUTION Seed may be treated with a pre-emergence fungicide. Do not use as stock food. Only for use as SEED for SOWING,

Additional information


1 Pkt. (15 seeds), 10g

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