Fordhook Hybrid is a popular variety of Watermelon, which belongs to the Citrullus genus (Citrullus lanatus 'Fordhook Hybrid'). A type of Fruit, it mainly grows as an Annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season. Fordhook Hybrid normally grows to a max height of 1.46 feet (45.0 cm metric).
Fordhook Hybrid 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 Fordhook Hybrid
Keep in mind when planting that Fordhook Hybrid is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Fordhook Hybrid are Zone 4 and Zone 9. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 6.5 and 7.5 as Fordhook Hybrid is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant.
Growing Fordhook Hybrid from seed
Look to ensure a distance 8.12 feet (2.50 metres) between seeds when sowing - bury at a depth of at least 0.39 inches (1.0 cm) deep. Soil temperature should be kept higher than 16°C / 61°F to ensure good germination.
Transplanting Fordhook Hybrid
Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Fordhook Hybrid is a tender plant.
Harvesting Fordhook Hybrid