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Watermelon, Sugar Baby Seeds

Watermelon, Sugar Baby Seeds

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Sugar Baby Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus, Open Pollinated, Non-GMO
Minimum 30 seeds.

Sugar Baby Watermelon seeds will grow into the perfect sized watermelon for fridge storage.
The flavor is in it's name as sugar babies flesh is nice and sweet. Estimated fruit growth is about 8 pounds, which is just the right size for your refrigerator.

An interesting nugget about a Sugar Baby watermelon is its very high “brix” measurement. What does “brix” measurement mean? Commercial watermelon growers value melons high in sugar and the name for this sweetness is called “brix” and can be scientifically measured. As its name implies,
Sugar Baby watermelons have a brix measurement of 10.2 and rank as one of the sweetest watermelon cultivars.

Citrullus lanatus, or Sugar Baby watermelon, is an incredibly productive grower as well. Sugar Baby melons are round “picnic” or “icebox” watermelons perfect for small families and as the name suggests, small enough to fit into the icebox. They weigh in at between 8 to 10 pounds (4-5 kg.) and are 7 to 8 inches (18-20 cm.) across. They have either a dark green with slight dark veins or medium green with dark veined rind. The flesh is as mentioned; sweet, red, firm, and crisp mottled with very few small, tan-black seeds.

Flavor: Super sweet with fine grained flesh.
Plant Type: Fruit
Grows Best In: Full Sun
Days to Germination: 6-8 Days
Days to Maturity: 95 Days
Planting Depth: .5"
Seed Spacing: Sow Sugar Baby Watermelon seeds roughly 5' apart in rows, keeping rows approximately 6' apart.

Instructions: Easy to grow. Start Sugar Baby Watermelon seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Take care not to disturb roots when transplanting. Or, sow a few seeds over a hill 9"-12" tall and 2' across. When the plants are 3" tall, thin by cutting to 3 plants per hill. Use a balanced fertilizer to increase yield.

Suggestions: Choose a site with good drainage, good air circulation, and full sun. They're ready to harvest when the skin on the underside turns yellow and when a thump with knuckles produces a hollow sound. So very TASTEY!

Update 5/25/2023

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