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Fruits mature to be 18-20 cm (7-8") in diameter and weigh 3.5-4.5 kg (8-10 lbs.) each. It is the perfect size for a family treat. The very sweet, crisp, red flesh is a delight. These smaller watermelons are perfect for smaller gardens.
Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Take care not to disturb roots when transplanting. Or, sow a few seeds over a hill 9 to 12 inches tall and 2 feet across. When the plants are 3 inches tall, thin by cutting to 3 plants per hill. Use a balanced fertilizer to increase yield.
Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")
Seed Spacing: 5 to 6 per hill or 5 cm (2")
Plantling Spacing: 3 per hill
Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')
Seed Type: Heirloom
Plant Type: Vegetable
Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus
Preparation Ideas: Eat fresh or make small watermelon balls to use in fruit salad.
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