Watermelon Seedless F1 – 5 Seeds
Seed Type: Hybrid, Treated*, NON-GMO & Primed
- Large fruit size 8-10kg, obviously seedless!
- Firmer flesh and improved colour
- Tasty and has an excellent texture. The joy of kids!
- Consistent performance in all growing regions of Australia
- Commercial farming variety
- 100% NON-GMO and Primed seeds for a faster germination
- We recommend a ratio of 1:2 for seeded (diploid): seedless (triploid) watermelon for the seedless watermelons to pollinate and set fruit. We provide seeds of the diploid (seeded) variety.
What's included in the listed price
- 5 seeds of Watermelon Seedless F1 (Triploid) variety
- 10 seeds of any available regular heirloom watermelon (Diploid) variety to aid pollination. We provide different coloured rind watermelon than the seedless so you can easily distinguish the two types
How to grow Seedless Watermelon:
You need both types of seeds, as seedless watermelon does not produce enough pollen to set the fruit. The seeded watermelon, sometimes called the pollinator (diploid) cultivar, provides supplemental pollen.
Watermelons are warm-season annual vines. Start the seeds early, if you can. In temperate areas, sow the seeds in October - November, after all the danger of frost has passed; In subtropical areas, sow in September - November; in tropical areas, sow in April - July, during the dry season.
Sow direct 10 - 20mm deep, or start early in individual seedling pots. In cool areas bottom heat mat may be required. The seeds germinate best at a soil temperature of 21 - 35°C. The seed will germinate in 5 - 14 days. Soil should be fertile, well-drained, with a pH of 6 - 6.5.
Recommended plant spacing for best pollination
For the best pollination results, plan a garden layout that allows you to plant the polleniser variety (seeded, a.k.a diploid) in the outside row and every third row. If you are growing watermelon in a small garden, try alternating seedless and seeded plants in a row, but note that the two plants must be close for pollination purposes. Please see the chart above for ideas on how to plant the seedlings to get the highest yields.
What are Primed Seeds:
The priming process carefully controls the seed's temperature and moisture content, bringing the seed closer to the point of germination and then carefully dried to stop germination for planting. In layman's terms, seed priming is a seed treatment that regulates the germination process. The seed is taken through an advanced biochemical process that activates some of the initial stages of germination. The priming process advances the seed to the same stage of maturity to emerge uniformly in the field. When the primed seeds are planted, gardeners are shortening the germination time and improving the uniformity of the crop upon emergence. Apart from a faster speed of emergence, priming also helps improve vigour for fast and healthy plant development.
*Important Note – Treated seeds
These seeds are treated with Thiram. This is a seed protectant against attack by pre-emergence fungi on sowing. Please 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.
NOTE TO READ BEFORE BUYING
Seedless watermelons are not entirely seedless. They have thin, tiny, edible seed coats that never developed into seeds. Oftentimes, the white seed coats where a seed did not fully mature are assumed to seed. But this isn’t the case! They are perfectly OK to swallow while eating
Propagation notes will be supplied with a seed packet.
All orders are dispatched from our shop in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Order dispatch time guidelines
Order Placement date
|21/09/2021 4:15pm AEST onwards||2-3 business days||
As per Australia Post timelines*
Delays in AusPost network
|18/09/2021 onwards||2-5 business days||
As per Australia Post timelines*
Delays in AusPost network
4-6 business days
As per Australia Post timelines
* Please note that Australia Post is experiencing delays within their delivery network, so the delivery estimate dates are not guaranteed.
We appreciate your patience during the testing time as we are working under the challenging circumstances of Sydney COVID restrictions to prepare and pack your orders as quickly, and safely as possible. You shall receive an email / SMS notification with a tracking number as soon as your order has been dispatched. We are dispatching ALL seed orders via Australia Post tracking letters for certainty & peace of mind during this uncertain time of our lives.
Please see the table below or use the shipping calculators on this website.
|Economy Delivery||Small seed packets||$3.95 or FREE on orders of $40 or above|
|Small seed packets||$6.50 for Australia Post Tracking Letter|
|BULK seeds by weight||$10.00|
|Express Delivery||Seed packets||$12.00|
We'll use the most economical method to deliver your order. Delivery times vary but are generally from 3-7 business days.
During the planting season change mainly around the end of Winter (August) and the beginning of Spring (September), our order processing time can increase to 8 business days. We encourage you to plan early and place your seed order as early as possible to avoid any delays to your planting schedule. We strive to dispatch orders in 1-2 business days during the rest of the period
We ship orders in tracking letters for some of the standard economy delivery, if possible, for peace of mind. The large orders are always dispatched in a tracking letter. We may use Australia Post Registered Post, which requires a signature on delivery, or you may need to present your ID to collect it.
It's the fastest possible delivery service within the Australia Post network.
We will process your order after we have received clear payment in accounts.
Orders to Western Australia and Tasmania may be subject to additional delays due to inspections by Quarantine.
Dispatch and delivery times are estimates only; we cannot guarantee delivery times as these can change for reasons beyond our control.
Postage rates are calculated based on each order. If you have placed multiple orders and have the same recipient and address, we may combine all items in single postage.
The flat International postage rate is $30 (AUD)
If you buy one packet or several packets of seeds, the shipping and handling cost will remain the same for us.
Economy Air Mail letter service has been suspended by the Australia Post until further notice due to COVID related flight restrictions.
We use Australia Post International Standard Post Parcel with a tracking facility for the International seed order delivery. It is expensive compare to Air Mail. Please check the rate yourself on auspost.com.au.
Please note that we will ship international orders at the buyer's risk and provide you with a tracking number. If your order is lost, stolen, delayed, damaged, confiscated, seized, or you don't get it for any reason, then, unfortunately, there will be NO REFUND.
We destroy all returned international seed mail orders as they are a bio-security risk for us.
We DO NOT provide phytosanitary certificates for any of our seed varieties.
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