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Watermelon

Cal Sweet
Watermelon Cal Sweet

Easy To Grow, Sweet, Fine Texture, Popular Western Variety

Description

Watermelons are easy to grow and have four requirements for full development and flavor: lots of space, full sun, plenty of water and warm temperatures. With proper care this variety will develop into a beautiful, full flavored fruit. Cal Sweet is a roundish, sweet melon with redder, finer textured flesh.

  • Seed Depth: 1 in.
  • Row Spacing: 72 in.
  • Seed Spacing: 2 in.
  • Plant Spacing: 60 in.
  • Days to Sprout: 7-14
  • Days to Harvest: 85-90

Planting

Watermelons are a warm season crop. Choose a warm and sunny location, preferably south facing. Add ? cup of bone meal to each foot of row at planting time. Seeds may be started indoors and transplanted into the garden.

Care

Thin when plants touch each other. It is helpful to cover the area with black plastic mulch after thinning or cover with organic mulch.

Harvest

Check the color of the surface touching the ground. As the melon matures the ‘ground spot’ turns slightly yellow. Also most watermelons lose their slick appearance on the top surface and become dull when ripe.

Hint

Watermelon does not become sweeter after harvest. It must be picked ripe.

Nutrional Value

Good source of Vitamins C & B.

Growing Guide and Additional Tips
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