Watermelon Mini Red F1 - 7 Seeds (Colour coated hybrid seeds)
These are Hybrid seeds, and as such not suitable for seed savings – seeds may be treated to disinfect them from seed-borne or soil-borne pathogenic organisms and storage insects.
Watermelon Mini Red F1 (Hybrid) produced red-fleshed mini watermelons are sweet with a crisp flavour and very juicy. They add a sweet flavour to fruit salads or when used in fruit drinks.
If you wonder how big these Mini watermelons can grow, you should expect them to about the same size as a Rockmelon, which makes them ideal candidates for snacks, lunch boxes, and juicing.
Companion planting: Try growing Watermelon with Calendula to attract pollinating insects which will, in turn, pollinate your Watermelon flowers.
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 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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