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Watermelon Striped Klondike Blue Ribbon

£1.29

A delicious, very sweet and large 20-30 pound watermelon with thin and rough rind, with light green with narrow dark-green stripes. The interior is deep red, very sweet, and crisp. Resistant to Fusarium wilt, Anthracnose.

  • Seed Count: 60

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Watermelon Striped Klondike Blue Ribbon

Watermelon Striped Klondike Blue Ribbon. A delicious, very sweet and large 20-30 pound watermelon with thin and rough rind, with light green with narrow dark-green stripes. The interior is deep red, very sweet, and crisp. Resistant to Fusarium wilt, Anthracnose. Ready for harvest about 85-90 days after seeding in warm conditions. Can be grown outside in a warm, sheltered and sunny location, but for the most reliable crops under glass is best.

Cultivation Advice Watermelon Striped Klondike Blue Ribbon

    Type: Annual
    Temperature Required: 20 – 25 c
    Time to Germinate: 5 -10 Days
    Days to Maturity: 85-95 Days
    Position/ Light: Full Sun and sheltered Location
  • Prepare soil by digging and incorporating liberal amounts of well-rotted compost or farmyard manure over-winter.
  • Watermelons thrive in a sunny, warm location
  • Sow April to May 1cm (½in) deep, in 7cm (3.5in) pots of free-draining seed sowing mix.
  • Place in a (propagator, airing cupboard) and keep at a temperature of around 20-25C (68-77F)
  • until after germination, usually 5-7 days.
  • When first true leaves develop, transplant into 13cm (5in) pots for a few weeks.
  • Plant out 24 inches apart after carefully hardening off after all risk of frost
  • in a warm sheltered position in full sun or for a more reliable crop under glass.
  • Water regularly and feed with liquid fertilizer every 14 days.
  • Pinch out growing point at the 4 leaf stage and train the laterals (side-shoots) along the row.
  • Hand pollinate if required.
  • At harvest time, tap the watermelon with your knuckles, and if it sounds hollow, it’s ripe.

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