Park's Whopper Hybrid Watermelon Seeds

Park's Whopper Hybrid Watermelon Seeds
Park's Whopper Hybrid Watermelon Seeds

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A melon well-deserving of the Park's Whopper name
SKU 52987-PK-P1
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Seeds Per Pack
10
Key Characteristics
Days To Maturity

80

Sun / Shade

Full Sun

Description / Park's Whopper Hybrid Watermelon Seeds

Days to Maturity: 80

A hybrid diploid variety, Park's Whopper Hybrid Watermelon is a sweet seedless watermelon with a dark green mottle stripe outer rind and firm red internal flesh that is sweet, crisp, and juicy. Each large oval melon weighs about 20 to 30 pounds, but given room, the melons can exceed 30 pounds. Watermelon is a rich source of water and healthy nutrients, including carotenoids (i.e., lycopene and Beta carotene), amino acids (i.e., citrulline and arginine), and vitamins A, B6, and C.

Park's Whopper Watermelon, an annual herbaceous plant, is a member of the cucumber and squash family (Cucurbitaceae), commonly called cucurbits. The plant grows on the ground as a prolific, vigorous, scrambling vine that can reach up to 20 feet long. Fruit is ripe and ready for harvest when the blossom end is soft and the nearest tendril is brown and dry. The bottom of the watermelon (touching the ground) should be yellow, not white, and the melon should sound hollow when tapped. Watermelon is monoecious, having both male (pollen) and female (fruit) flowers, and does not need a second plant for pollination. But the female flowers must receive pollen from the male flowers to set fruit, which is usually carried out by bees. So, it may be helpful to plant bee-attracting plants, like marigolds and zinnias, nearby to ensure pollination.

Easily grown from seed, watermelon prefers a sunny location with fertile, organically rich, consistently moist, well-draining sandy loams with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. Watermelon is intolerant of shade and overly wet soil; however, water should be applied liberally during early growth and fruiting, but overwatering at the end of ripening can result in bland fruit. Fertilize well.

A warm-season vegetable, sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, watermelon seeds can be direct sown into warm spring soil after the last frost date. For an earlier harvest, seeds can be started indoors 3 to 4 weeks before the last frost date and transplanted in the garden after all threat of frost has passed and the soil temperatures are 70°F. Flowers begin to set fruit with night temperatures between 55° and 75°F. Protect plants with row covers if temperatures are expected to dip below 50°F. Mulching helps to moderate soil temperature as well as to maintain soil moisture and control weeds.

Product Details

Genus Citrullus
Species lanatus
Variety Park's Whopper Hybrid
Product Classification Fruit, Seeds, Vegetables
Sun / Shade Full Sun
Days To Maturity 80.00
Harvest Season Mid Summer
Characteristics Edible

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