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Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds

Citrullus lanatus

5.00 (8 reviews)
  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In cool climates, Sugar Baby watermelon seeds for planting 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. Sugar Baby watermelons can tolerate some drought. Watch out for insect pests, which can be a problem.

Harvesting: Gardeners use many different methods of testing whether their 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 seeds will be mature. Cut open the melon and remove the seeds; wash them to remove the sticky residue. Spread Sugar Baby watermelon seeds out to dry for a week, then store them 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: 620

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 16 Inches

Color: Red

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Mary Bedingfieldsmith

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds

I purchased these seeds for the 2022 growing season, so I have not experienced the quality of the product. However, Everwilde Farms was very prompt in fulfilling my order. I'm looking forward to purchasing from them again.

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By roger Singletary

Sugar baby watermelon seed

Speedy shipping.

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Nickolai Edwards

High hopes

Germination in under a week, growing strong no issues.

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Mark Jacobs

rapid service

cant give a review on the seeds i bought it for someone and shipped them out the country
but the service was rapid. received them days after ordering
thanks. will be doing some more ordering and planting myself

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Kit Kan

SoCal Grower

I appreciate the value and efficiency of Everwilde. I got a great deal on the seeds.

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Ratchaanon

Super fast growing

Planted seeds about 4 days ago and we already have 3" of growth! I have never had growth this fast from the seeds at Lowe's and HD.

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Robin Warfield of Natural Peace Gardens

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds

Received my package in record time. All of the seeds are packaged in foil envelopes, looking all fresh and protected. Can't speak of the germination of the seeds because it's the end of November. If previously purchased and grown seeds from Everwilde Farms is any indication of the viability of my new seeds, we will have a prolific crop.

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By sugarbaby

Sweet and Crisp

7.5% sugar, 7.5 Brix. Flesh was a light red not overly seedy. Semi sweet and crisp. We also grew Tendersweet and those were more sweet but flesh was softer and didn't have a crunch, havn't done a BRIX test though.

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) $19.20 -+
5 Lb Mylar (2.27kg) $86.40 -+
10 Lb Bulk Bag (4.54kg) $153.60 Notify Me
25 Lb Bulk Bag (11.3kg) $364.80 Notify Me
50 Lb Bulk Bag (22.7kg) $691.20 Notify Me
100 Lb Bulk Bag (45.4kg) $1,344.00 Notify Me
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This early standard icebox watermelon, Sugar Baby, is popular throughout the world. This heirloom open-pollinated watermelon produces round fruit that is 8" in across and weighing 8 pounds. The dark green rinds are tough, and the red flesh is great tasting with small black seeds. The vines are determinate, and the melons are ripe in just 75 days.
Sugar Baby, a 1959 heirloom, packs a lot of flavor in a small melon; this variety of watermelon seeds for planting grows very well in the North, since it is one of the earliest melons available.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In cool climates, Sugar Baby watermelon seeds for planting 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. Sugar Baby watermelons can tolerate some drought. Watch out for insect pests, which can be a problem.

Harvesting: Gardeners use many different methods of testing whether their 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 seeds will be mature. Cut open the melon and remove the seeds; wash them to remove the sticky residue. Spread Sugar Baby watermelon seeds out to dry for a week, then store them 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: 620

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 16 Inches

Color: Red

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 8 reviews
5.0

Review By Mary Bedingfieldsmith

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds

I purchased these seeds for the 2022 growing season, so I have not experienced the quality of the product. However, Everwilde Farms was very prompt in fulfilling my order. I'm looking forward to purchasing from them again.

5.0

Review By roger Singletary

Sugar baby watermelon seed

Speedy shipping.

5.0

Review By Nickolai Edwards

High hopes

Germination in under a week, growing strong no issues.

5.0

Review By Mark Jacobs

rapid service

cant give a review on the seeds i bought it for someone and shipped them out the country
but the service was rapid. received them days after ordering
thanks. will be doing some more ordering and planting myself

5.0

Review By Kit Kan

SoCal Grower

I appreciate the value and efficiency of Everwilde. I got a great deal on the seeds.

5.0

Review By Ratchaanon

Super fast growing

Planted seeds about 4 days ago and we already have 3" of growth! I have never had growth this fast from the seeds at Lowe's and HD.

5.0

Review By Robin Warfield of Natural Peace Gardens

Sugar Baby Watermelon Seeds

Received my package in record time. All of the seeds are packaged in foil envelopes, looking all fresh and protected. Can't speak of the germination of the seeds because it's the end of November. If previously purchased and grown seeds from Everwilde Farms is any indication of the viability of my new seeds, we will have a prolific crop.

5.0

Review By sugarbaby

Sweet and Crisp

7.5% sugar, 7.5 Brix. Flesh was a light red not overly seedy. Semi sweet and crisp. We also grew Tendersweet and those were more sweet but flesh was softer and didn't have a crunch, havn't done a BRIX test though.