Watermelon plant growing – herbaceous of the genus Citrullus, Watermelon plant annual plant grow as semi vine, can grow mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 4+.
Flower color yellow, the flower has with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Watermelon plant, and male flower are smaller
Watermelon plant fruits
Fruit juicy sweet big in the color: red, yellow, orange, peel green, sometimes there is stripes or dots, is edible and mostly used for pickles, the structure of the rind smooth or rough structure.
Watermelon plant for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
Requirements for Watermelon plant growing and care:
Not watering on the leaves or the fruits, some species need trellising (the small ones),
What is the best way to start growing?
Seedling / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
attacked easily, when the plant attacked in the base if not treatment well it will die
Pests and diseases:
Powdery mildew, aphids
All the season
How to prune:
Infected leaves needed to take out, also try to clean them
Size of the plant?
1-2 m, 40-80 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, depend on the species
General information about the flower
Yellow flower with five lobs, female contain semi fruits that looks like a little Watermelon plant, and male flower are smaller
Thinning the bloom:
Sometimes happened because disease or not enough water
Pollination is done by:
Bees and more pollinators, by hand
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Watermelon plant fruits?
Fruit: eaten raw, juice. Rind: pickles, Seeds: salad, raw
Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometimes to space it from the ground
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Grow from seeds
Easy to sow no special treatment
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dry place
Depend if trellising or not, 1-2 m. on the ground can be more depend on the species
Depth of Sowing:
1-2 cm from the top
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil, full sun
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water
Condition of seedling:
Warm weather, big amount of water, full sun
Do the seeds require burying?
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Sugar Baby – the number one red icebox sized Watermelon plant.
Orangeglo – an unusual and great tasting orange Watermelon plant.
Blacktail Mountain – one of the earliest red Watermelon plants.
Cream of Saskatchewan – a cream colored tasty Watermelon plant.
Sweet Siberian – a very sweet and juicy apricot colored Watermelon plant.
Black Diamond – a classic Watermelon plant with a dark rind with red flesh.
Moon & Stars – a deep green skinned speckled Watermelon plant with golden yellow stars and moons.
Georgia Rattlesnake – a southern favorite Watermelon plant with stripes that resemble a rattlesnake.
Osh Khirgizia – a sweet pink russian variety with yellow-green and jagged dark green stripes.
Ali Baba – a light colored Iraqi Watermelon plant with excellent taste.
Citrullus lanatus var. lanatus