40 Jubilee Watermelon Seeds Heirloom

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40 Jubilee Watermelon Seeds Heirloom


Watermelons are refreshing, low in calories, contain antioxidants, and make a fruitful addition to your vegetable garden! Jubilee watermelons are 24" long x 12" wide and weigh 35 pounds. The bright red flesh is firm, sweet, and fine-textured with large black seeds. This variety is a good shipper, resistant to FW and AN1, and matures in 90 days.
Jubilee watermelons come from the researches of the Florida Agricultural Experiment Station in Leesburg in 1963, created by crossing together the varieties Africa 8, Iowa Belle, Garrison Hawkesbury and Leesburg. These large, oblong melons thrive in heat and humidity, making this variety an excellent choice for warmer climates; they also adapt well to various climates, and have become one of the most popular watermelons in the United States.

***WATERMELON GROWING GUIDE BELOW***

All Seeds We Carry Are Either For The Current Growing Season Or For The Next Growing Season To Come Which Is Why Our Seeds Have Such A High Germination Rate And Will Last For Years If Stored Properly. Our Heirloom Seeds Are All Gathered And Packaged By Hand So No Weed Seeds Or Anything Other Than What You Ordered Will Be In Your Seed Packets. We Do Not Carry Any Gmo Or Altered Seeds.

All Seeds Come In A 2X3 Resealable Plastic Zip Lock Bag, Shipped In A Protective Bubble Mailer. If You Have Any Questions You Can Message Us At Any Time.


Sowing: In cool climates, Jubilee watermelon seeds should be started indoors, but no sooner than a month before transplanting; plant three seeds per peat pot, 1/4" deep. Provide heat to keep the soil at least 80-85 degrees F. Cut off all but the strongest seedling as soon as true leaves appear, and transplant about a week after frost; put two or three plants in each hill with a 6-8' space in all directions. Gardeners in warm climates will be able to direct sow watermelons as soon as the soil temperature reaches at least 75 degrees F, planting six seeds per hill with 6-8' of space in all directions. Thin to the strongest two or three plants as soon as the seedlings appear. Watermelons should be planted in full sun and rich, loose soil. Young seedlings may benefit from black plastic to warm up the soil.

Growing: As soon as the vines begin to develop, apply a thick layer of mulch to control weeds and protect the melons from soil contact. Keep the soil moist until the fruit begins to grow, then water only if the soil dries out completely. Watch out for insect pests, which can be a problem. Jubilee melons have good disease resistance to anthracnose and fusarium wilt.

Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 310

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 12 Inches

Color: Red

 



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