Organic Watermelon (Sugar Baby) Seeds
FRUIT-MELON-1-1Regular price $3.95
Watermelon is such a summer treat and your kids (or significant other!) will love you for planting it. Find a spacious, sunny spot for this vine to stretch across, and enjoy the round sweet fruit over summer! Each vine produces 2 - 4 melons.
Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Sugar Baby Watermelon seed packet contains approximately 20 seeds.
About Sugar Baby Watermelon (Citrullus vulgaris)
Watermelon is a summer fruit with a hard green skin and a soft juicy sweet pink centre that grows on a vine. Their closest relative is thought to be a melon from Sudan, but they were domesticated by the ancient Eygptians before spreading across the Mediterranean in Roman times.
Sugar Baby is a small Watermelon with thick, dark green skin and sweet pink flesh. It needs space to stretch out, so it needs a medium-sized garden space. (We don't recommend growing it in a pot.)
Try growing Watermelon in your tropical or cottage garden and enjoy!
Culinary Uses for Sugar Baby Watermelon
Watermelon is delicious eaten raw by the slice, but it is just as delicious in a slushy, or a summer salsa. We love fresh Watermelon salad - cubes of sweet, juicy Watermelon, crumbled feta, mint and a balsamic or lime dressing.
Growing Conditions - Watermelon
Watermelons are sun lovers that grow best in a mildly acidic, rich and free draining soil. This is a good crop to rotate after your Brassicas. Corn, Sunflowers, Beans, Marigold, and Nasturtium are good companion plants for Watermelon. Avoid planting Watermelon near Potatoes and aromatic herbs.
Watermelon plants need to be sheltered from the wind and frost. They also need lots of water to produce lots of fruit. Sugar Baby is also more tolerant to powdery mildew than its cousins, but to avoid this possibility, we still recommend that you water it at the base to avoid splashing the leaves with water.
Keep an eye on the yellow blossoms - if you don't have lots of bees in your garden you might need to hand pollinate them to set fruit. but will survive a light frost or a mild drought once established.
Watermelon are hungry plants. Prepare your soil with organic matter like compost and Morganics fertiliser before planting. They also do best if fed regularly during the growing season.
Climate and seasonal information
Plant Watermelon in late spring or summer for an autumn harvest. Watermelons are best suited to the warmer areas of New Zealand.
Growing Instructions- Butternut Squash Seeds
Transplant: Late spring - summer
Spacing: 1.2m apart
Sowing depth: 2 - 2.5 cm
Germination: 7 - 14 days
Keep soil moist but not soggy
- Harvest: 110 - 120 days