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Mr Fothergill's Watermelon Candy Red
Cucumis melo - Watermelon Candy Red
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Item code:
5011775006864

Grow watermelon in your garden, and enjoy delicious meals with your very own, home grown produce. Watermelon Candy Red seeds produce large, oblong fruit with deep red flesh and light green skin. You can expect each watermelon to grow in excess of 12kg. Watermelons require a hot sunny position and plenty of moisture.

Soil Requirements — Well drained soil
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Planting Advice

Sow 12mm (half-inch) deep, direct in final position. Sow 4 or 5 seeds in clumps, later thinning to the strongest two seedlings. Allow 100cm (3ft) between rows and 40-50cm (16-20in) between clumps. When the young plants have 5 or 6 leaves pinch out their growing tips to encourage the growth of side shoots. Keep the plants well watered, and prepare the soil with organic material and a complete fertiliser.

Watering needs

Keep this plant well watered.

Pruning Advice

When the young plants have 5 or 6 leaves pinch out their growing tips to encourage the growth of side shoots.