Rare Exotic ORANGEGLO WATERMELON Seeds, Tropical Fruit Seeds, Non-GMO, Organic, Heirloom B10

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Beautiful, deep orange flesh; very sweet, excellent, almost tropical flavor! The best-tasting of ALL orange varieties we tried—the favorite of many who tried it at our place. High yields. Very resistant to wilt and insects; strong healthy vines. These will sell at roadside stands & markets! Introduced by Willhite Seed Co. prior to 1965.

Count 10
Days to Maturity: 85-90 Days Full Sun Seed Depth: 1/2" Sprouts in 7-14 Days Ideal Temperature: 75-90 Degrees F Plant Spacing: 18" Frost Hardy: No Citrullus vulgaris

French heirloom variety 2 lb. fruits with small seed cavities Sweet, richly flavored flesh with a powerful fragrance Open-pollinated A flavor unlike modern melons

Growing Tips: Direct seed, or set out indoor-started transplants after the last frost date when really warm weather has arrived. Needs rich soil (amend with compost) and plenty of moisture.

Prepare the soil for the watermelon planting about 2 weeks before the average last spring frost date in your area. 1. Use compost and fertilizer. 2. Form six to eight-inch high raised beds to speed soil warming and have good drainage. 3. Plant the seeds ½ to one inch deep. 4. Sow 2 or 3 seeds in groups 18 to 24 inches apart.

How do you take care of a watermelon plant? Keep the plants well-watered at all times, especially when flowering and fruiting, and feed weekly with a high potash liquid plant food once the first fruit has set. Pinch out the growing tips at the fifth leaf to encourage side shoots, which will bear the flowers.

The key to growing a successful crop of watermelons is heat. Don’t even start planting your melons until soil temperatures are above 70 degrees. They also like well-amended and very nutrient-rich soil. Working a generous amount of compost and composted manure into the soil before planting will set your watermelons up for success.

Watermelons are ready to harvest once the melon "slips" from the vine when gently tugged. Don't leave them too long, however, as ripe watermelons have a sweet aroma that attracts insects.

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