PlantsWatermelons→Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus 'Crimson Sweet')

Year Introduced: 1963
Heredity: Open Pollinated
Country of Origin: USA
Hybridizer or Originator: Bred by Charles V. Hall of Kansas State University at Manhattan

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Vine
Life cycle: Annual
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Fruiting Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Flower Color: Yellow
Uses: Vegetable
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Can handle transplanting
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Awards and Recognitions: AAS (All-America Selection®): 1964
Parentage: Stabilized cross between: ( Miles x Peacock ) x Charleston Gray

My first watermelon!

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Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 24, 2012 5:25 PM

One of best open pollinated watermelons available. 20-25 lbs make a desirable size. This also sizes down well, it is still good quality at 15 lbs. Very productive and adaptable to growing conditions. Outperforms the diploid hybrids that I have tried.

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