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Watermelon Crimson Sweet

Watermelon

Crimson Sweet:  Bright red and firmly fleshed, Crimson Sweet in gardens require room to sprawl but bring a taste of summer to your table fresh from the melon patch. This variety was introduced by Kansas State University in 1963 and has become a commercial favorite which ships and stores well. Crimson Sweet develops large 13 to 18 pound fruits with lovely dark and light green striping and deeply red flesh. The melons are oval with blunt ends and ripen just as the summer heat is beginning to sizzle. * Watermelon are vine ripe and ready for harvest when the “pig tail” and the “spoon petal” leaf have withered.

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Watermelon Crimson Sweet

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Watermelon

Everyone seems to love juicy watermelon in the summertime. Native to Africa, melons require warm temperatures and a long growing season. By late summer, they should be just about ready to harvest! Growing watermelons is not the enormous undertaking you might think it’s bound to be, though a little garden planning will help.

In the US, it’s primarily the flesh of watermelons that is consumed, but the seeds are a popular snack in other parts of the world, and the rind is also edible. Pickled watermelon rind, anyone?

Watermelons grow on sprawling vines – just like their relatives, honeydew and cantaloupe, squash, gourds and cucumbers. While for most of us these fruits may conjure up visions of something hefty and oblong with light and dark green stripes, watermelons come in a wide range of skin patterns and sizes.

When you grow your own at home, you open up your options to a stunning array of varieties!