Vegetable Description: This early standard “icebox” melon, Sugar Baby, is popular throughout the world. Nearly round fruit average 7 to 8” in diameter and weight 7 to 10 lbs. Red-orange flesh is firm and great tasting with small dark-brown apple like seeds. Matures in 68 to 80 days. Drought resistant and great for the home garden! Average water needs. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies, and/or birds.
Vegetable Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus
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Vegetable Duration: Annual
Vegetable Days to Maturity: 80
Vegetable Seeds Per Oz: 600
Vegetable Height: 6” to 12”
Vegetable Spacing: 5' to 6'
Vegetable Planting: Direct sow outside after danger of last frost. Plant in hills of 2-3 plants per hill at 60”-72” apart, and 1“ below soil surface.
Vegetable Seed Saving: Allow watermelon to ripen on plants; then collect seeds. Clean and dry the seeds before storage in cool dry conditions.
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