Crimson Sweet Watermelon


Citrullus lanatus

A stunner!

Crimson Sweet is a productive watermelon that has a very high (12%) sugar content, with a deep pink/red, fine-textured flesh. It is light green with dark stripes and has a small dark seed. Has resistance against anthracnose and fusarium wilt. It also has excellent keeping and transport qualities.

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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