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Organic Watermelon (Sugar Baby) Seeds

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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   

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.