Gusto Italia Watermelon Crimson Sweet
The perfect treat for warm summer days! Large round melons averaging 11 kg (25 lb) are light green with dark green stripes. Its sweet and juicy flesh is dark red, firm and fine-textured. For earlier fruit, start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Prefers rich, well-drained soil.
Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus
Product Weight: 2.5 grams / approximately 20-25 seeds
Plant Type: Vegetable
Flavor: Crisp and intensely sweet with high sugar content
Days to Harvest: 80 days
Days to Seed Germination: 5 to 7 days
Seed Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1")
Seed Spacing: 5-6 per hill or 5 cm (2")
Row Spacing: 1.5-1.8 m (5-6')
Plant Spacing: 3 per hill
Planting Instructions: Sow seed direct after last frost, or for an earlier crop, start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost.
Preparation Ideas: A sweet treat for a hot day when sliced and served as a snack.