All Sweet Watermelon

R27.95

Citrullus lanatus

Big and beautiful!

Excellent heirloom variety. A real winner in the garden, producing lovely long fruits that can weigh up to 15 kgs if you really push the plant. However, expect multiple fruits of 6-8 kgs with a deep red flesh and a sweet flavour.

Seed count: Approximately 10 seeds
Best planting: August – January
Ease of growth: Medium
Heirloom: Typically a variety that is older than 60 years.

General Information

  • Height/width of the plant: 200+ cm
  • This variety will sprawl and send out runners along the ground.
  • Ideal germination temperature: 17°C
  • Average germination in days: 7-10 days
  • Sow method: The seed is best suited to starting off in seed trays and then transplanted once they are past the two true leaf stage.
  • Plant type: Tender, Annual
  • Plant use: This is a well-known cooking variety, suited for both home and professional chefs.
  • Plant/row spacing: 150 cm
  • Days to harvest: 95 days
  • Seed treatment: These seeds will benefit from bottom heat, however, they will germinate without it. The additional heat stimulates germination, gives even germination and speeds up the process.


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