Watermelon, Picnic

Citrullus lanatus
$2.99 to $61.85
SKU: 1242A
  • Organic
  • Oval fruits have a very hard rind
  • Deep pink, sweet flesh
  • Resistant to fusarium wilt
  • Well suited for shipping
  • 95 days

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Watermelon, Picnic Description

A midseason variety bred by Asgrow Seed Company and introduced in 1972. Peacock-type with uniform mildly sweet pink flesh and hard rind. Resistant to fusarium wilt. Well suited for shipping. 95 days.

Learn to Grow it

This crop can be direct seeded into the soil after the last spring frost. You can also start plants indoors 3-6 weeks before the last frost date.

If you are direct seeding, plant in groups of 2-3 seeds and keep the healthiest plant that matures. Space your plants or seeds 12-18 inches apart and plant 1/2-1 in. deep.

Make sure that your soil is well fertilized as this crop is a heavy feeder and takes a lot of nutrients from the soil. Consider adding compost to the soil the year before you plant.

These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.