Dixie Queen Watermelon Seeds
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The blocky oval fruit has dark green sripes and weighs 30-50 lbs. The flesh is bright red, firm, and very sweet. Disease resistant plants produce vigorous vines providing lots of sunburn protection. Best in areas with plenty of warm weather. Non-genetically engineered seeds.
Culture: Direct sow seed well after last frost date when soil has warmed. Usually sown in groups (hills) of 3-5 seeds and thinned to the 2 strongest plants per group. Can be started indoors four weeks earlier. Water regularly and fertilize when lateral runners begin to spread.
Harvest: When underside turns from white to yellowish. Also, thump the melon; a dull, hollow sound indicates ripeness.
Nutrition: A good source of vitamins A and C.
Planting depth: 1" (2.5 cm.)
Seeds per group (hill): 3-5
Spacing between seeds: 1" (2.5 cm.)
Spacing of groups (hills): 8' (240 cm.)
Days to germination: 7-14
Thin to plants per group (hill): 2
Days to maturity: 80-90