Baby Watermelon Plant
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Baby watermelon plant. In frost free climates you can sow them outdoors in late february and march after the danger. This early watermelon cultivar was first introduced in 1956 and is an early maturing variety maturing in 75 80 days. They do best in mediterranean climates where the vines spread out 12 feet 4 m or longer with each plant producing two or three melons. Days to maturity sugar baby watermelon requires 60 to 90 warm days to produce ripe 10 pound melons.
Sugar baby watermelon light full sun fruit size 8 to 10 pounds matures 78 days plant size long vine plant spacing 48 inches apart. As the name suggests sugar baby serves a sweet bite. The first and important stage in thinning your watermelon citrullus lanatus plants begins once they have germinated in their prepared site in the garden. How to plant watermelon you should plant watermelons when the soil has reached at least 70 f.
The small size of the fruits and relatively short time to harvest make sugar baby on of the easier varieties to cultivate. Plan to transplant seedlings into the garden about 2 weeks after that date. Sugar baby is an early season watermelon coming to maturity approximately 75 days after germination. In preferred warm conditions watermelon seeds pop their heads out of the soil anywhere from a week to almost two weeks after planting.
However directly sowing them is recommended as it will give you the best watermelon harvest. Watermelons ranging in size from 5 to 15 pounds are considered icebox. Sugar baby melons typically do not exceed 10 pounds with flavor red flesh and a light green rind with dark stripes. Why you should grow sugar baby watermelon 1.
Sugar baby melons like all watermelons require warm dry temperatures to thrive. Other watermelons such as charlestone gray sunny s pride. Some early watermelons of six to 10 pounds golden crown sugar baby yellow baby and yellow baby mature in 70 to 75 days. Tips on growing sugar baby watermelons sugar baby characteristics and growth habits.
When to plant watermelons in cool climates with short growing seasons start seeds indoors 2 to 3 weeks before your last frost date.