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Watermelon Sugar Baby

Citrullus lanatus

Watermelon Sugar Baby 25 Seeds organic home grown spring - summer compact plant.

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Drought resistant
  • Fruit to 4kg

Summer vine fruit. Round fruit with tough green skin and bright red flesh, growing to 4kg. Very sweet flavour. Well suited to cooler climates. Excellent home variety. Drought resistant. Early producing.

$3.00 inc GST

$3.00 inc GST

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Product Description

Watermelon Sugar Baby 25 Seeds organic home grown spring - summer compact plant.

  • Summer vine fruit
  • Drought resistant
  • Fruit to 4kg

Watermelon Sugar Baby

Summer vine fruit. Round fruit with tough green skin and bright red flesh, growing to 4kg. Very sweet flavour. Well suited to cooler climates. Excellent home variety. Drought resistant. Early producing.

Nothing beats freshly picked melons on scorching summer days. If you are planning on growing those fruits, but have no idea what cultivar to attempt, sugar baby watermelon is such a good bet. Watermelon is not just a thirst quencher, but also provides a lot of nutrients. The fruit contains dietary fibre, copper, potassium, vitamins A, and C. Moreover, it has lycopene, a healthy antioxidant believed to prevent cancer.  Sugar baby itself is one of the sweetest and most prolific watermelon varieties.

Sugar baby watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) was first developed in 1956. As an early-season cultivar, it reaches maturity about 75-80 days after seed germination. 

Moreover, growers cultivate sugar baby watermelon because it fits in the icebox or refrigerator. The variety is also called a picnic type. As the name indicates, it is suitable for smaller families.

This cultivar grows well in warm climates. Speaking of sugar baby watermelon vine length, it can spread out up to 4 meters (12 feet) or longer. Furthermore, each plant generates a few melons.

Sugar baby comes in a perfectly round shape. It features a dark green rind with deep-toned stripes. Its red flesh is not only luscious but also crisp and firm.

There are very few tiny, black seeds that mottle the dark red flesh. The fruit size is normally 18-20 cm (7-8 inches) wide and 4-5 kg (8-10 pounds).

In terms of Brix measurement, sugar baby has a very high score, approximately 10.2. That means the variety is super sweet. No surprise, many commercial growers value it.

Despite its petite size, you shouldn’t overlook sugar baby. It is an amazingly productive watermelon cultivar.

Planting Guide
Method
Direct or Seedling Trays
Planting Depth
15mm
Germination Period
7-14 days at 21-35°C
Life Cycle
Frost tender Annual
Row Spacing
100cm
Plant Spacing
75cm
Positioning
Full sun/part shade
Average days to maturity
68-86 days
Other Information
Needs to be well watered. Is pollinated by bees. Protect from mildew.
* The information above is provided as a guide only.
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