One of the most popular watermelons out there! Crimson Sweet has a tough, medium green rind with dark-green stripes.
Seeds are great for Planting in Garden or for storing in a seed safe for emergency. As soon as the vines begin to develop, apply a thick layer of mulch to control weeds and protect the melons from soil contact. Keep the soil moist until the fruit begins to grow, then water only if the soil dries out completely. Watch out for insect pests, which can be a problem. Crimson Sweet melons are disease and anthracnose-resistant, and inhibit fusarium wilt.
Annual. 85 days. 6-12" height. 5-6' spacing. Produces nearly round 25 lb. average striped green watermelons with crimson flesh.
Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season
USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12