Sweet Beauty Watermelon

80-85 days. This tasty beauty pageant winner is widely adaptable, productive and quite easy to grow. Weighing in at a svelte 6- to 9-pounds, it has an attractive oblong shape and is cloaked in a deep green rind with paler stripes. It has exceptionally sweet, crisp-crunchy red flesh with a brix measurement of 12% to 14% sugar content. (F1.)

One packet of about 25 seeds
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Nothing speaks the sultry language of summer like the juicy taste of Melons. Direct-sow the seed 4 weeks before the last spring frost date and transplant out when nighttime temperatures are reliably 55°F. Install supportive trellising structure through which to train the vines. As Melons reach maturity, stop watering to prevent splitting. Harvest when the stem disconnects readily from the vine. Fat-free and low-calorie, most Melons are high in Vitamins A and C. For wild raves and acclaim, make Shelburne Farm's Watermelon, Tomato and Feta Salad. Bee friendly. Deer resistant.

Average seed life: 2 years.
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