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Citrullus lanatus
FRUIT-KLECKLEY-WATERMELON Perfect for slicing, the Kleckley’s Sweet seeds will produce large, cylindrical melons with thin yet strong rinds. Maturing in 85 days, this variety has a deep, dark green colour providing an attractive contrast to its juicy, red & fine-textured flesh. Also known as Monte Christo or Wonder Melon. Bred in 1887 by W.A. Kleckley who resided in Alabama. Kleckley’s Sweet has become a favourite & sort of a legend in the watermelon world.

Plant seed not over 1.5cm (1”) inch deep 4 to 6 to a hill, pressing soil firmly over them. When plants are well established thin to 2 to each hill.


Germination Time (Days) 5
Maturity Time (Days) 85 – 100
Sowing Depth (mm) 10 – 15
Plant Spacing (cm) 100 – 120
Row Spacing (cm) 150
pH 5 – 6.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender

Frost Tender

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