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Watermelon Citrullus lanatus

How to sow watermelon: Direct seed into soil or peat pots (and transplant pots directly into soil after hardening off)

Sun requirement for watermelon: Plant in Full Sun

Watermelon has been planted 15 times by Growstuff members.

The watermelon is a species of melon that produces round or oblong fruits with thick skin and sweet, watery flesh. It is a special kind of berry with a hard rind and no internal division, botanically known as a "pepo." The rind is usually dark green with light-green stripes. The flesh can be red or yellow. Like other melons and members of the Cucurbitaceae family, the watermelon grows on sprawling vines.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Height

50cm

Spread

200cm

Row Spacing

300cm

Companions

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Photos

Watermelon crops

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Sunniness

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Crop Map

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What people are saying about watermelons

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