Crimson Sweet Watermelon Seed

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Description

An award winner from 1964 (AAS), and still very popular. Crisp and sweet, with a high sugar content. Medium-red flesh has a mild, refreshing flavor and relatively few seeds. Rind is very attractive, with dark and light green striping. Once the stem and tendrils begins to naturally shrivel and turn beige-brown, it’s ripe. The “thump test” doesn’t work with this variety. Great for juicing, fresh eating, in salads and even salsa. Somewhat drought-tolerant. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 3-9 days
  • Days to maturity: 85
  • Start indoors 2-3 weeks before setting out. Sow ½” deep in sterile planting medium.
  • Transplant spacing: 4-6’
  • Sow outdoors when temperatures reach 65º
  • Seed spacing: 4-6’
  • Seed depth: ½”
  • Produce size: 15-25 lbs. each, 10-12” fruit
  • Yield: 1-2 watermelons per plant
  • Mature plant height: 18-24” tall
  • Year of discovery: 1963

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