Watermelon Daredevil F1 – 7 Seeds
(NON-GMO, Hybrid, Treated*)
Watermelon Daredevil F1 is a mid to early maturing diploid All Sweet variety in the Red Tiger class. The oblong fruit has a good length of about 36-38cm x 20cm diameter with consistent size and shapes under challenging conditions.
The fruit has good external colour with an attractive dark stripe, crisp deep red flesh, sweet flavour and small pip size. The fruit shows excellent tolerance to hollowing.
These seeds are treated with Thiram. This is a seed protectant against attack by pre-emergence fungi on sowing. Do not eat the seeds or feed them to animals. It does not affect your crops or harm insects such as bees.
The seeds are strictly for propagation or growing in the garden only. The resultant crop is edible.
Fungicide treatment may be AQIS (Biosecurity, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Government of Australia) requirement for certain seeds varieties. If your packet has been treated, the seeds may be dyed a distinct colour. Please read the label for care and handling instructions.
Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet.
Care & Growing Info
Watermelons are warm-season annual vines and need a long warm season to mature. Watermelon needs plenty of room to grow as it sends out long vines
Start them early, if you can. In temperate areas sow October - November, after all, the danger of frost; subtropical areas sow September - November; in tropical areas sow April - July, during the dry season. Sow directly where it is to grow 10 - 20mm deep, or start early in individual seedling pots, in cool areas bottom heat will be required. Seed germinates best at a soil temperature of 21 - 35° C. Seed will germinate in 7 - 14 days. Soil should be fertile, well-drained, with a pH of 6 - 6.5.
Prepare your soil with compost and well-rotted manure; deep digging is beneficial. The soil needs to be well-drained.
Space rows 1.5 m apart with 1m between plants on raised mounds. Avoid over-watering once the fruit is nearly ripe as this will make for a bland flavoured watermelon (also too much rain).
Slide a flat piece of wood underneath ripening fruit on the ground to avoid rotting from contact with wet soil. Harvest when the melon slips easily from the stem.
Harvest in 10-16 weeks. Compatible with (can grow beside) Sweetcorn, Sunflowers. And avoid growing close to Potatoes
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