Belonging to the Citrullus genus (Citrullus lanatus 'Mickylee'), Mickylee is a variety of Watermelon. Mickylee is a hybrid variety.
A type of Fruit
, it mainly grows as an Annual
plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Mickylee normally grows to a max height of 1.46 feet
(45.0 cm metric).
Mickylee Watermelon needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
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How to grow Mickylee
Keep in mind when planting that Mickylee is thought of as tender, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Mickylee are Zone 4 and Zone 9. A soil ph of between 6.5 and 7.5 is ideal for Mickylee as it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.
Growing Mickylee from seed
Aim to sow 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 8.12 feet (2.50 metres). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.
As Mickylee is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.