Watermelons are a Ferry Morse plant. It's pretty on
the outside with boldly striped skin. This melon is even prettier on the
inside with exceptionally deep red flesh that's sweet and
luscious. "Crimson Sweet Watermelon" produces melons up to 25
The Bed: Add a fresh layer
of rich compost to the top soil, then till or spade the bed to
loosen the soil and work in the compost. Rake level.
How to Grow: "Watermelons"
can be planted after all danger of frost has passed, and the soil
has warmed to 65 - 70 degrees.
Plant 5 to 6 seeds in moist hills
1" deep, spacing the hills 36" apart. Thin seedlings
down to 2 or 3 of the most vigorous growers when the Watermelon
several inches tall. Avoid watering if possible... to prevent the
seed from rotting. After germination water frequently allowing
the surface soil to dry betweens waterings. Mulch plants to conserve
moisture and help keep the watermelons clean. As the melons begin to
ripen, cut back on watering a bit.
is ready to harvest when the fruit has grown to full size.
Available Hybrids - Cultivars: All
from Ferry Morse. Huck Finn Hybrid 85 days, Jubilee 95 days,
Mickylee 88 days, and Sugar Baby 78 days.