Mini Love Hybrid Watermelon Seeds

Mini Love Hybrid Watermelon Seeds
Mini Love Hybrid Watermelon Seeds

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5 (8)
Compact plant, delicious fruit
SKU 52724-PK-P1
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Seeds Per Pack
10
Key Characteristics
Days To Maturity

80

Mature Height

3 Feet

Mature Width

3 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Fruit Weight

144 OZ

Description / Mini Love Hybrid Watermelon Seeds

Days to Maturity: 80 from direct sow; 70 from transplant

All-America Selections (AAS) Winner 2017

Growing watermelons on the deck may sound like a joke, but with Mini Love, it is possible. This award-winning hybrid is super compact, so instead of the usual sprawling vines, you get a compact 3-foot by 3-foot spread, healthy foliage and flowers, and up to half a dozen delicious fruit on every plant.

The secret is terrific disease resistance. Mini Love stands up to anthracnose, a scourge of many other watermelon varieties, and the fruit has a thin rind that is strong enough to resist cracking and splitting. Within, the flesh is juicy sweet, dark red, aromatic, and simply mouthwatering.

Mini Love sets about 4 to 6 striped green-on-green melons per plant. Each weighs between 7 and 9 pounds, with a shape that varies from oval to round. Just right for two people, this is a melon you can actually finish without having to refrigerate. And believe us, you will want to devour every bite.

Awarded a national All-America Selection, Mini Love is certain to delight. Give it a try this season, and we predict you will be amazed by how much space you save in the garden (or on the patio) and how much you love having smaller, more manageable fruit. Mini Love is out to win you over.

Sow direct when the soil is warm and all danger of frost is past. If planting in the garden, sow the seeds in raised hills or rows 3 inches high. Thin to 3 plants per hill 3 feet apart, or 1 plant per foot in rows. If planting in containers, sow several seeds in a raised hill at the center of the plant, thinning to one plant per pot. For earlier fruit, seeds may be started indoors.

Product Details

Genus Citrullus
Species lanatus
Variety Mini Love Hybrid
Product Classification Fruit, Seeds, Vegetables
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Foliage Color Dark Green
Habit Compact
Days To Maturity 80.00
Harvest Season Late Summer, Mid Summer
Resistance Anthracnose, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Characteristics Award Winner, Direct Sow, Edible
Uses Beds, Containers, Cuisine, Outdoor

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Customer Reviews

Rating
Surprise Success
Review by Tony
I live in western MA and decided to add watermelons to my garden last season. I chose these seeds. My initial plan was to sow these in an area I created just for these melons. Unfortunately it rained heavy and often here. It was not good for melons and pumpkins but fearing disappointment I made a desperate call to move two melon plants to a raised bed with loose good draining soil. I was rewarded with two excellent watermelons. The others did not work out as I feared and the pumpkins ended up rotting early. I've learned several lessons moving forward. I believe these to be top notch seeds that once I replicate the conditions of the raised bed will flourish and provide much more than two melons.
Rating
Super Productive Miniature Fruits
Review by B
These were surprisingly productive in pots on a small patio. I tried 2 small growing watermelon varieties and Mini Love was the star of the show. The fruit are pretty standard in terms of taste and smell. The fruits are small, personal sized watermelons and tend to reach sizes a bit smaller than a volley ball. The small vines appear to produce large quantities of fruit throughout the hottest parts of the year. One packet of seed was enough to leave me so many fruits that I was begging people to take them away. The only downside to watermelons in my situation was that they are heavy drinkers. In containers, I had to water 2 - 3 times a day in the height of the summer, otherwise these plants would wilt quickly. Overall, this seems to be a great container watermelon if you can keep up with the watering and you're sure you won't get tired of watermelon around mid-summer.
Rating
Great plant,,,a keeper!
Review by Patty Pansy
I love this watermelon. It is sweet and small. I started all four of my plants indoors and all survived the transplant into the garden and only one didn't produce pollinated fruit (grown in a large pot). I had two plants that were trellised. I noticed when they are trellised they take longer to ripen and they will give only one watermelon per plant. The second plant I trellised, one watermelon vine was trellised and had a watermelon and the other vine I later let ramble and another watermelon grew and is ready to harvest before the watermelon that was already on the trellised vine. I recommend allowing the vines to ramble for more watermelons and better ripening time. I noticed squash bugs on the plants but no damage from them. There were probably aphids on the leaf due to the large ant population crawling on one of the plants, which might be due to its location. Great plant,,,a keeper!
Rating
DELICIOUS
Review by DELICIOUS
DELICIOUS
Rating
Amazing little watermelons
Review by Tom-M
Got 6 watermelons from two plants I raised. Watermelons formed at 5 to 6 ft from mound. First watermelon I picked, and they are of extremely good flavor and with few seeds. I would honestly say this is the best watermelon I have ever seen for a home garden. Just wish the seeds were not so expensive. Wish I could post pics.
Rating
Small Ice Box
Review by Tony
The watermelons grew on very short vines about the same size as a small cantaloupe and were very sweet. They were growing next to my runner beans and were climbing with the beans. I did not get great germination though I believe I planted most of the seeds to deep next year I will start inside.
Rating
Small Ice Box
Review by Tony
The watermelons grew on very short vines about the same size as a small cantaloupe and were very sweet. They were growing next to my runner beans and were climbing with the beans. I did not get great germination though I believe I planted most of the seeds to deep next year I will start inside.
Rating
Compact vines, Few Seeds, Perfect Ice Box Melons!
Review by 9AFloridagardentroll
Sweet little melons (larger than a cantaloupe and a bit smaller than a soccer ball) on compact vines matured early, had few seeds, and were just the right size for us. Awesome disease & pest resistance, staggered maturity, and continuous production, even through our steamy rainy season here in Zone 9A Florida, we couldn't be happier! We planted them in a 6 X 8 corn patch, and let the vines run the ground and climb up the 3' pea fence that surrounds the tiny garden square. Far from being the "garden bullies" that other watermelon cultivars can become, these petite lovelies stayed within the boundaries of their "patch," and their smaller than average, well-spaced leaves grew fairly short to the ground, and let plenty of air and light into the garden, perhaps mitigating the conditions that might otherwise invite the fungal and bacterial pathogens that take down so many other crops this time of year. Performed well for us in a patch of the garden where few other crops thrive. This melon hybrid is as advertised; you won't be disappointed!

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