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Vegetable Planting Calendar

Watermelon

  • Melons and squashPlant melons in a well-drained area of the garden. Mulching will improve the yield and quality of melons.
  • Use yellow sticky traps to monitor for cucumber beetles.
  • Approximate planting per person per year, fresh, 3 to 5 hills
  • 1 ounce of seeds for 100 feet of row
  • Minimum row space if hand cultivated, 96 inches
  • Minimum row space if using field implements, 120 inches
  • 96 inches between plants in row
  • Plant 0.5 inch deep
  • 85 to 95 days from planting to eating stage
  • 590 international units of vitamin A per 100 gram sample
  • 6 milligrams of vitamin C per 100 gram sample
  • Watermelon questions and answers
  • Recommended seeded varieties
    • Carnival
      Blocky, light green, striped, 22 to 26 pounds fruit
    • Crimson Sweet
      Blocky round, green, striped, 20 to 30 pounds fruit
    • Fiesta
      Blocky, dark green, striped, 22 to 26 pounds fruit
    • Matador
      Long oval, dark green, 25 to 30 pounds fruit
    • Regency
      Dark green, striped, blocky oblong, 18 to 22 pounds fruit
    • Royal Jubilee
      Light green, striped, long oval, 25 to 30 pounds fruit
    • Royal Sweet
      Light green, striped, blocky oval, 20 to 25 pounds fruit
    • Sangria
      Dark green, striped, long blocky oval, 20 to 26 pounds fruit
    • Sultan
      Light green, striped, oblong, 25 to 30 pounds fruit
    • Summer Flavor 500
      Medium green, striped, blocky oblong, 25 to 35
  • Recommended seedless (triploid) varieties
    • Crimson Trio
      Medium green, striped, globe to shaped, 14 to 16 pounds fruit
    • Fandango
      Dark green, striped, oval, 15 to 20 pounds fruit
    • Freedom
      Light green, striped, blocky long, 16 to 22 pounds fruit
    • Genesis
      Dark green, striped, round shape, 15 to 18 pounds fruit
    • Millionaire
      Light green striped, oblong, 13 to 20 pounds fruit
    • Nova
      Dark green, striped, round, 14 to 16 pounds fruit
    • Revolution
      Light green, striped, round oval, 15 to 18 pounds fruit
    • SummerSweet 5544
      Light green, striped, oblong, oval, 16 to 20 pounds fruit
    • SummerSweet 5244
      Light green, striped, round oval, 16 to 20 pounds fruit
    • Tri-X-313
      Light green, striped, round oval, 16 to 20 pounds fruit
    • Tri-X-Shadow
      Dark green, striped, round oval, 15 to 18 pounds fruit
    • Yellow Baby
      Light green, striped, round, 9 to 12 pounds fruit

Growing zones in Missouri
 

  • Recommended planting dates
    • South Missouri
      April 20 to May 15
    • Central Missouri
      May 1 to 20
    • North Missouri
      May 10 to 20

G6201, revised April 2000

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