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Watermelon Seeds, Garden Leader Monster

Citrullus lanatus
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Garden Leader Monster watermelons are true dynamos weighing in at 10-14kg (20-30 lbs) each! Averaging 2 fruits per plant, these traditionally shaped oblong watermelons grow on long, sturdy vines. These fantastic-tasting watermelons have deliciously sweet red flesh. They are an excellent selection for eating on a warm summer day.

  • SKU: 134588
Growing Information Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Grow best in
Grows
Best In:
Full Sun
Days to germination
Days to
Germination:
5 to 7 days
Water needs
Water
Needs:
Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
Days to maturity
Days to
Maturity:
85 days
Key Features Chevron Down Chevron Forward
  • Plant Type: Fruit
  • Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus
  • Fill Weight (grams): 1.5
  • Approximate Seed Count: 10-15
  • Plant Lifecycle: Annual
  • Seed Type: Hybrid
  • Water Needs: Average 2.5-5 cm (1-2") per week
  • Flavor: Sweet and tender
  • Preparation Ideas: Scoop out the center and use as the bowl for a fruit salad.
Instructions Chevron Down Chevron Forward
Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Take care not to disturb roots when transplanting. Or, sow a few seeds over a hill 9 to 12 inches tall and 2 feet across. When the plants are 3 inches tall, thin by cutting to 3 plants per hill. Use a balanced fertilizer to increase yield.
  • Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")
  • Plant Spacing: 3 per hill
  • Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')
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  • These giant watermelons also make a spectacular center piece display when carved and hollowed to hold a tasty fruit salad.

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