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Jubilee Watermelon Seeds

Citrullus lanatus

5.00 (6 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In cool climates, Jubilee watermelon seeds should be started indoors, but no sooner than a month before transplanting; plant three seeds per peat pot, 1/4" deep. Provide heat to keep the soil at least 80-85 degrees F. Cut off all but the strongest seedling as soon as true leaves appear, and transplant about a week after frost; put two or three plants in each hill with a 6-8' space in all directions. Gardeners in warm climates will be able to direct sow watermelons as soon as the soil temperature reaches at least 75 degrees F, planting six seeds per hill with 6-8' of space in all directions. Thin to the strongest two or three plants as soon as the seedlings appear. Watermelons should be planted in full sun and rich, loose soil. Young seedlings may benefit from black plastic to warm up the soil.

Growing: As soon as the vines begin to develop, apply a thick layer of mulch to control weeds and protect the melons from soil contact. Keep the soil moist until the fruit begins to grow, then water only if the soil dries out completely. Watch out for insect pests, which can be a problem. Jubilee melons have good disease resistance to anthracnose and fusarium wilt.

Harvesting: Gardeners use many different methods of testing whether their jubilee watermelons are ripe, but knowing the approximate mature size of the melon helps to determine when it is nearing ripeness. One test is to knock on the watermelon with your knuckles, listening for a dull thump rather than a hollow ring. Another method is to check the underside of the melon where it rests on the ground; the skin should be a rich yellow. Also, the curling tendril closest to the stem of the melon often indicates ripeness when it begins to turn brown. Watermelons usually keep for several weeks in a cool place.

Seed Saving: Watermelons will cross with other varieties of watermelon, so isolation may be necessary to ensure genetic purity. When the melon is ripe, the Jubilee watermelon seeds will be mature. Cut open the melon and remove the seeds; wash them to remove the sticky residue. Spread them out to dry for a week, then store Jubilee watermelon seeds in a cool place for up to four years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 310

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 12 Inches

Color: Red

Jubilee Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Captain

Jubilee watermelon seeds

The seeds Arrived in a nice reusable package. They all looked to be in good shape. I have just recently planted them so I cannot comment presently on germination status. I do believe all is well this far.

Jubilee Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By George Jasko

Great Seeds

all seeds came up , i highly recommend i will buy again

Jubilee Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By George Jasko

Great Prices

All seed came up in Greenhouse

Jubilee Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Lee Woodson

Seeds

Got my seeds in a timely manner

Jubilee Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Anthony Davey

Water melon seeds

Anxious to try these new watermelon seeds

Jubilee Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Brack Harrison

Watermelons

The seeds shipped in two days and arrived quick. Great job Thanks

Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~40 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $5.96 -+
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $9.60 -+
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $20.40 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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Watermelons are refreshing, low in calories, contain antioxidants, and make a fruitful addition to your vegetable garden! Jubilee watermelons are 24" long x 12" wide and weigh 35 pounds. The bright red flesh is firm, sweet, and fine-textured with large black seeds. This variety is a good shipper, resistant to FW and AN1, and matures in 90 days.
Jubilee watermelons come from the researches of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in Leesburg in 1963, created by crossing together the varieties Africa 8, Iowa Belle, Garrison Hawkesbury and Leesburg. These large, oblong melons thrive in heat and humidity, making this variety an excellent choice for warmer climates; they also adapt well to various climates, and have become one of the most popular watermelons in the United States.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In cool climates, Jubilee watermelon seeds should be started indoors, but no sooner than a month before transplanting; plant three seeds per peat pot, 1/4" deep. Provide heat to keep the soil at least 80-85 degrees F. Cut off all but the strongest seedling as soon as true leaves appear, and transplant about a week after frost; put two or three plants in each hill with a 6-8' space in all directions. Gardeners in warm climates will be able to direct sow watermelons as soon as the soil temperature reaches at least 75 degrees F, planting six seeds per hill with 6-8' of space in all directions. Thin to the strongest two or three plants as soon as the seedlings appear. Watermelons should be planted in full sun and rich, loose soil. Young seedlings may benefit from black plastic to warm up the soil.

Growing: As soon as the vines begin to develop, apply a thick layer of mulch to control weeds and protect the melons from soil contact. Keep the soil moist until the fruit begins to grow, then water only if the soil dries out completely. Watch out for insect pests, which can be a problem. Jubilee melons have good disease resistance to anthracnose and fusarium wilt.

Harvesting: Gardeners use many different methods of testing whether their jubilee watermelons are ripe, but knowing the approximate mature size of the melon helps to determine when it is nearing ripeness. One test is to knock on the watermelon with your knuckles, listening for a dull thump rather than a hollow ring. Another method is to check the underside of the melon where it rests on the ground; the skin should be a rich yellow. Also, the curling tendril closest to the stem of the melon often indicates ripeness when it begins to turn brown. Watermelons usually keep for several weeks in a cool place.

Seed Saving: Watermelons will cross with other varieties of watermelon, so isolation may be necessary to ensure genetic purity. When the melon is ripe, the Jubilee watermelon seeds will be mature. Cut open the melon and remove the seeds; wash them to remove the sticky residue. Spread them out to dry for a week, then store Jubilee watermelon seeds in a cool place for up to four years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 310

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 12 Inches

Color: Red

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 6 reviews
5.0

Review By Captain

Jubilee watermelon seeds

The seeds Arrived in a nice reusable package. They all looked to be in good shape. I have just recently planted them so I cannot comment presently on germination status. I do believe all is well this far.

5.0

Review By George Jasko

Great Seeds

all seeds came up , i highly recommend i will buy again

5.0

Review By George Jasko

Great Prices

All seed came up in Greenhouse

5.0

Review By Lee Woodson

Seeds

Got my seeds in a timely manner

5.0

Review By Anthony Davey

Water melon seeds

Anxious to try these new watermelon seeds

5.0

Review By Brack Harrison

Watermelons

The seeds shipped in two days and arrived quick. Great job Thanks