Approximately 11 seeds per gram. Lot# ME29004 Citrullus lanatus Dark and light green-striped, 25 cm (10") x 30 cm (12"), blocky, oval fruits weigh in at 6.8-10 kg (15-25 pounds) each. Crimson Sweet has sweet red flesh and averages about 1-2 fruits per plant with an approximate 12% sugar content. Crimson Sweet watermelon needs plenty of room to grow as its vines stretch outwards reaching upwards of 1.8 -3 m, (6-10'). It grows the absolute sweetest melons of all. These watermelons contain very few seeds.
Sow 2-3 seeds 1 cm (½") deep in 7-10 cm (3-4”) pots. Thin to the strongest plant. Start seeds indoors or in a greenhouse mid to late April. Transplant at the end of May or the first week of June into the garden, when the plants are 5 weeks old. Set transplants 60-90 cm (24-36") part in rows 1.5-2.0 m (5-6') apart. If direct seeding, sow after all danger of frost is past and sow 5 or 6 seeds in groups 6-8' apart.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose well-drained soil. Soil PH: 5.5-7.0, Ideal is 6.3-6.5.
Planting Depth: Sow seeds 1 cm (½") deep.
Height at Maturity: 45-61 cm, (18-24"). Spread: 152-183 cm (60-72”)
Days to Maturity: 80-95 days
Watering: Watermelon has moderate water requirements to support leaf production. Try to use soaker hoses or drip lines to water with. This helps prevents fungal diseases and keeps water off the leaves.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: 60-90 cm (24-36") apart in rows 1.5-2.0 m, (5-6') apart
Additional Information This watermelon is resistant to anthracnose and fusarium wilt. Make lots of room for crimson sweet watermelon as it spreads 6-10' growing the absolute sweetest melons of all.