Crimson Sweet Watermelon
It took Charles V. Hall of Kansas State University ten years to develop the Crimson Sweet watermelon when it was released in 1963. It's a cross between the Charleston Gray and Miles/Peacock and was the first watermelon ever developed that was round with dark green stripes. The Crimson Sweet was the first to be easier to handle with its size reduced down to around 25 pounds while also offering fewer, smaller seeds and wilt resistance.
This variety grows to around 10 feet long and will need some room in the garden. Crimsons are exceptionally sweet, mouth-watering juicy, and crisp.
Melons are a rich source of potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C, as well as potassium and fiber.
Melons need good pollination to ensure that you have ample fruit set. Plant with lots of herbs and flowers to bring in pollinators.
Starter will be in a 4" reusable nursery pot.
Pick Up Info
Shipping is not available for live plants.
We will keep your plants thriving until right before it's time for you to plant them in your garden. Orders will be ready to pick up at our farm in Greenwood Springs, Mississippi, March-May.
Orders over $200 can be scheduled for free, front-door delivery to Monroe County, MS. customers. We'll also have a few delivery drops in North Columbus and Tupelo and are happy to meet customers with any order size at our drop locations.