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Sugar Baby Watermelon

Citrullus lanatus

Certified Organic Seed

Early maturing compact watermelons.
Ships January 1st, 2017

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Sugar Baby" is right -- this compact watermelon is sweetly mouthwatering. The high-producing plants make small, bowling-ball-like fruit bursting with sweet flavor. What's good about the size (and likeness to sporting equipment) is that this variety will not have to fight for space in your icebox or your garden, unlike other larger varieties. Picnic-perfect, small-space-taker, big flavor: Sugar Baby has it all. Oh baby! Mouthwateringly sweet. High-producing plants make bowling-ball-like fruit bursting with flavor. Picnic-perfect, small-space-taker, big flavor: Sugar Baby has it all. 174 Start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost or direct sow beginning 2 weeks after last frost. Like all watermelons, Sugar Babies enjoy heat, and the drier the conditions the sweeter the fruit. When to harvest? When the tendril nearest fruit has browned; when the spot where watermelon touches ground is deep yellow; and when tapping the watermelon produces a hollow, drum-like resonance. Direct sow beginning two weeks after last frost or start indoors four weeks earlier. Sugar babies enjoy heat. The drier the conditions, the sweeter the fruit. Harvest when tapping the watermelon produces a hollow, drum-like resonance. 234 admin seedy_enterprises sugar_beet Sugar Beet Grow your own sugar 19 Grow your own sugar. DIY for your sweet tooth. 25 "While turning Sugar Beets into sugar is no small feat (see this link for the full story), growing Sugar Beets themselves is no harder than growing regular beets. We offer it as a novelty and a protest against the increasingly GMO-dominated Sugar Beet world. Learn more by clicking here. Another fun fact about the Sugar Beet is that in 2002 Utah designated this pale root as its state historic vegetable. For close to 100 years, the production of sugar from Sugar Beets has contributed substantially to Utah's economy. Who knew?

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Quick Facts

Spacing in Row 3 to 5 feet
Spacing Between Rows 5 to 8 feet
Planting Depth 1 inch
Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 85 days
Height at Maturity 12 to 24 inches
Width at Maturity 4 to 5 feet

How to Grow

Succession sow starting 1-2 weeks before last frost. Beets prefer fertile, weed-free soil for formation of large roots. Thin young seedlings to one every two inches, then pull out every other beet to enjoy at the baby stage. Leave later sowings in ground for harvest through November, then pick and store in plastic bags in fridge, where they'll last in great shape for months.

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