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

Victory Seed Company sells seeds of 'Crimson Sweet'.

Common names
  • Watermelon

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Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Date: 2017-09-15
My first watermelon!
Location: Joshua Tx
Date: 2022-07-02

Date: 2004-07-06
Location: Mason, New Hampshire (zone 5b)
Date: 2011
'Crimson Sweet' watermelons from our 2011 garden.

Courtesy Annie's Heirloom Seeds
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Courtesy of Diane's Flower Seeds

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
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Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-05-07

Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Courtesy Sustainable Seed Company
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Photo by Patti1957
Location: zone 8 Lake City, Fl.
Date: 2013-05-22
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  • Posted by farmerdill (Augusta Georgia - Zone 8a) on Jul 24, 2012 5:25 PM concerning plant:
    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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