Sugar Baby - Watermelon Seed

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This heirloom watermelon was introduced in 1955 and has been a garden favorite ever since. The Sugar Baby Watermelon is loved for its deep red flesh, black seeds, and dark green rind. This little heirloom melon is both sweet and juicy, and it turns from striped to dark green when ripe. The Sugar Baby Watermelon is perfect for small gardens, as the vines are compact. These round fruits average 6-10 pounds each, and they have tough rinds that are resistant to cracking. If you're looking for a delicious and sweet melon, the Sugar Baby Watermelon is the perfect choice.

Direct seed 2 to 3 weeks after average last frost date and when daytime soil temperatures are near 70°F. Or, start watermelon seed indoors 3-4 weeks before your anticipated planting date. Set transplants in the garden 2 to 3 weeks after danger of frost has passed. Watermelon seedlings are tender. Do not disturb roots when transplanting, and water thoroughly. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 70-90°F. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring. Watermelons are a true warm season crop and can benefit from planting on black plastic and/or using row covers.

Scientific Name: Citrullus lanatus
Days to Maturity: 68-86
Seed Depth: 1"
Days to Sprout: 5-10
Plant Spacing: 24-48"
Row Spacing: 4-6'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 6-12"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No