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Icebox Watermelons

Rainbow Sherbet

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Icebox Watermelons

Rainbow Sherbet

EXCLUSIVE - Grow three varieties of early maturing “icebox” watermelons with delicious pastel yellow, orange or pink flesh. These extra fanc...
EXCLUSIVE - Grow three varieties of early maturing “icebox” watermelons with delicious pastel yellow, orange or pink flesh. These extra fancy beauties weigh in at only 4 to 7 pounds with thin, green striped rinds and dense, crisp flesh. Their party colors and refreshing sweet, sherbet-like taste make them wonderful everyday treats or gorgeous summer desserts.


Seeds are color-coded with USDA food grade stain to distinguish varieties.

Undyed seed = Yellow Baby F1 – yellow fruit
Pink seed = Tiger Baby F1 – pink fruit
Green seed = New Orchid F1 – orange fruit

Seed Count: Approx. 17 / Weight: 0.75 gms
$ 3.19

STARTING SEEDLINGS OUTDOORS

Melons need full sun, rich soil and warm temperatures. Plant only when weather is warm and night temperatures stay above 50°. Make slightly rounded hills 2 feet in diameter and 5 feet apart. Sow 5 or 6 seeds 1 inch deep in a small circle in top of each hill. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, Be sure to thin to the 3 strongest plants in each hill.


TO START EARLY INDOORS

No more than several weeks before last frost date, sow seeds in individual pots of seed starting mix. Keep warm and moist, and provide a strong light source until weather warms enough to transplant outdoors (see above).


GROWING NOTES

Amend soil well with aged manure or compost. If summers are short or cool, put down black plastic to retain heat, then plant into holes made in plastic. Where insects are a problem, cover seedlings with floating row covers to exclude them, removing when plants blossom. Keep young vines well watered and fed, tapering off as fruits ripen up for best sweet flavor.


HARVEST AND USE

Pick melons when the tendril closest to the fruit turns brown, and the light patch on the bottom of the melon changes from cream to tan. These small fruitful watermelons keep well in the refrigerator, even after being cut open.You can cut juicy wedges of all 3 colors for summer parties and picnics.

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
4 inches
7 – 10 days
68 - 80 days

Plant In

Sun/Shade

Planting Depth

Space Seeds

Days To Germinate

Mature Height

April – June
Full sun
1 inch
4 inches
7 – 10 days
68 - 80 days

Plant In

April – June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Planting Depth

1 inch

Space Seeds

4 inches

Days To Germinate

7 – 10 days

Mature Height

68 - 80 days

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