Watermelon - Crimson Sweet - Yellow (Citrullus lanatus) Heirloom Non GMO & Organic Sweet Yellow Melon Fruit
Crimson Sweet was developed by Charles V. Hall of the Kansas State University, Manhattan, and released in 1963. It is a cross between the Miles/Peacock and Charleston Gray watermelons., and an All-America Selection Winner in 1964.
Crimson Sweet Yellow has sweet yellow flesh; plants average about 1 to 2 fruits per plant; it has a tough rind, which makes it a wonderful shipper as the fruits average around 20 pounds each. Crimson Sweet Yellow watermelon needs plenty of room to grow as its vines stretch outwards reaching upwards of 1.8 to 3 m, (6 to 10'). It grows the absolute sweetest melons of all varieties.
This variety needs a long growing season and is a wonderful addition to the family garden or to our farmer's market friends. Canadian gardeners are recommended to start seeds indoor and transplant outdoors when the risk of all frost has passed.
- Early variety; good yields and fruit is uniform in size.
- Fruit has a bright orange flesh, and a high sugar content.
- For best results start seed indoors, 4 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow 2 to 3 seeds 1⁄2 in deep in 21⁄4 inches Jiffy strips or pots.
- Provide a warm soil temperature (24-27 degrees C) and even moisture.
- Leave the 2 best seedlings in each pot.
- Save the seeds and sow again next season
- Maturity: 90-95 days
- Seed Count: 10