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Watermelon 'New Queen' (X) Seeds  

Purchased: 2012
Estimated Expiry: 2017

Planting:
For best results start seed indoors, 4 weeks prior to the last frost. Sow 2-3 seeds 1/2" deep in 2¼" Jiffy strips. Provide a warm soil temperature, 24-27°C (75-80°F) and even moisture. Leave the best 2 seedlings in each pot. Transplant outdoors after all risk of frost in rows 4-6’ apart with 36"(melons) – 48"(watermelon) between plants. For direct seeding, wait till all risk of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Sow seed in rows and space properly or sow into mounded 1′×2′ hills, leaving 2 plants per hill, with hills spaced at 4-6’. Melons require a bright, warm growing season of about 3 months duration. Row covers or mulch are highly recommended for extending growing season, to ensure maturity and to increase yield.

Growing:
Full sun and sheltered location with a soil pH of 6.0-7.0. Melons are moderate feeders which require plenty of compost added to the soil. Regular feedings during the season with a well balanced fertilizer or compost tea are highly beneficial. Mulch to retain moisture and retard weeds.

Harvest:
Muskmelons-when the melon easily slips off the stem. Watermelon-when the curly tendril that intersects the main stem with the stem on the fruit has completely dried and turned brown and the underside of the melon, where it sits on the ground, is yellow.

Seed Saving:
Hybrid variety. Seeds will not breed true.

Pests:
Monitor for Cucumber beetles; use Rotenone to control beetles. Leaf spots and mildew can be controlled using a sulphur or copper fungicide.

Companions:
Corn.

Purchased from Veseys Seeds

Quantity: 1

Plant Watermelon Citrullus lanatus 2452
Variety New Queen 3

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Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived
Watermelon 'New Queen' (X)   Watermelon 'New Queen' (X)

Citrullus lanatus

KiriBean Ottawa ON, Canada Ottawa ON, Canada 12 Apr 12 14 Aug 12 (Other)

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