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Citrullus vulgaris
FRUIT-CRIMSON SWEET (WAR PAINT)-WATERMELON has large, round melons averaging 11 – 13 kg. A pretty, light green melon with dark stripes, Crimson Sweet is famous for its high sugar content & great flavor. Seeds are small & dark, flesh is dark red, firm and fine-textured The vines are resistant to anthracnose & fusarium wilt. Give vines plenty of room to run. High in lycopene.

Plant seed not over 2.5cm deep 4 to 6 to the hill, pressing soil firmly over them. Grow in seed trays, and plant out in 4-6 weeks. When plants are well established thin to 2 to each hill. Best planted at soil temperatures between 21°C and 35°C.


Germination Time (Days) 5 – 8
Maturity Time (Days) 85 – 100
Sowing Depth (mm) 10 – 20
Plant Spacing (cm) 100 – 120
pH 5 – 6.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender Hardy
Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

Raise Seedlings

Seed Preparation