Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus 'All Sweet'
Height: 8 - 10 inches.
Spacing: 3 - 5 feet between plants, 5 - 8 feet between rows.
Depth: 1 - 1 1/2 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Yield: Approximately 40 fruits per 100 foot row.
Foliage: Green foliage.
Fruit: Thin, hard, tough rind with distinct stripes when immature, becoming almost black when ripe.
Days To Maturity: 85 days.
Soil Requirements: Light, fertile, well-drained sandy loam soil.
Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
Seed Count: Approximately 30 seeds per packet, 1/2 oz. is approximately 150 seeds.
Comments: Firm, sweet red-orange flesh. Small dark-brown apple like seeds. Early producer of small melons. Ideal size for storing in refrigerator. Drought resistant. Heavy producer.
Cool, sweet and refreshing, Sugar Baby Watermelons appeal to both kids and adults. Their compact size — 6 to 10 pounds — makes them easy to store in the refrigerator. In about 85 days from sowing, the deep green rind will turn nearly black, indicating that your fruit is ripe. The bright red flesh is juicy, sweet and crisp with a rich flavor. A 100-foot row of these watermelon vines produces a heavy yield of about 40 fruits.
Sow Sugar Baby watermelon seeds indoors in peat pots or, if you live in a warm climate zone, directly into the ground at a depth of 1 to 1.5 inches, in full sun. These annual plants do well in hardiness zones 3 to 9,and are a great variety for northern gardeners. They prefer well-drained, fertile sandy or loamy soil and are drought-resistant. Because Citrullus lanatus 'All Sweet' are conveniently small in size, the plants only need a growing space of 3 to 5 feet in rows 5 to 8 feet apart.
Raise the bar by raising Sugar Baby watermelons this summer. They're one of Gurney's classic seeds - and we hope they're a part of your summer traditions!