• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Grow the seedlings under dry, warm conditions
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots
• Fertilize seedlings with a balanced liquid fertilizer, such as Age Old Grow
Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Cucumber beetles
• Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
• Common diseases: Bacterial wilt and powdery mildew
• Disease control: Zonix
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, avoid overhead watering
Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.
• Melons and watermelons perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Apply 1/2 cup of TSC’s Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost to each plant
• Watermelons are less tolerant of cool conditions than melons — the use of plastic mulch or floating row cover is highly recommended
• Monitor the temperature under the row covers on hot days, especially early in the season
• Remove covers prior to flowering for pollination
• Soil temperature is critical for good germination and only recommended in warmer climates
KEY TO MELON DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
A | Anthracnose
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
F* | Fusarium Wilt
The sweet succulence of summer-ripe melons is irresistibly tempting, but the health benefits of these luscious fruits shouldn’t be overlooked. Look to red-fleshed melons to fortify the heart and urinary tract. Yellow and orange flesh types provide support to the immune system, heart and vision. Green-fleshed varieties promote strong bones and teeth as well as vision health. We’ve selected varieties that are successful in both southern and northern gardens.
In order to grow a more successful hybrid watermelon crop, it’s recommended to start your seeds indoors. Sow Sangria Hybrid Watermelons seeds 3-4 weeks after your region’s final frost ½” deep in peat pots. Plant 2 seeds per cell in fertile soil and add compost that’s kept warm from 70-85℉. Germination will take 3-10 days. Transplant carefully once the watermelon seedlings have grown two sets of true leaves. If you live in a warmer climate, sow Sangria Hybrid seeds as a late summer crop, as long as the threat of frost has passed in your region. Plant seeds 1” deep, 4-5’ apart and with 6’ in between rows. It’s advised to either sow Sangria F1 Hybrid Watermelon seeds in raised hills with row covers. Be sure to keep melons off the wet ground as they mature by placing either paper mulch or a board underneath. Water young watermelon plants regularly. Once the melons have grown to their size, don’t water as they fully ripen. The non-GMO Sangria Hybrid Watermelon variety will produce abundant high yields and craves full sun.
Always look for the 3 signs of ripeness for watermelons which are: color, texture, and their hollow sound. Harvest Sangria Hybrid Watermelons once the main vine near the stem has dried out, the bottom of the fruit has turned a yellow hue and the exterior rind can be slightly squeezed and isn’t so tough. You can also harvest your Sangria Hybrid crop at least 85 days from the sowing date. This popular visual method helps all kinds of watermelon growers and are easy to search for. Uncut watermelons can be stored in a cool location for up to 3 weeks.
85-87 days. Citrullus lanatus. Sangria F1 Hybrid Watermelon seeds sprout and grow into late summer annuals. Think of the most popular type of watermelon that people search for and share, as gardeners grow the “Gold Standard” to have ready before Labor Day. These warm season vine-spreading plants can grow just over 20 lbs! Sangria Hybrid Watermelons have large oval-shape exteriors with light-yellow and emerald-green stripes. As the leader of watermelon heirlooms, their hybrid Non-GMO seeds develop dark-red fruit that is sweeter than even Crimson Watermelon plants. Sangria Hybrid Watermelon seeds are not only resistant to diseases such as anthracnose and fusarium wilt, these end-of-warm season plants grow sturdier than other large varieties. Whether this hybrid fruit is eaten fresh off the plate or made into a summer wine from a sangria watermelon recipe, gardeners will be happy to share and serve up their ripe and refreshing Sangria Hybrid Watermelons.
Sowing & Growing:
Sangria Hybrid Watermelon seed varieties were developed in 1985 and are known to be a durable and disease-resistant crop for gardeners today.
Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.
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