Watermelon Summer Flavor #710

*We currently are not growing this item, but check out Summer Flavor #720.

Summer Flavor #710 Watermelon

Summer Flavor #710 is a Royal Sweet class watermelon. It has a mid-green rind with narrow dark stripes surrounding bright red flesh. These melons are blocky and oblong and can reach 30 pounds. #710 has been a grower favorite for years. The foliage is fair to good and the melons have less tendency for sun burn. Resistant to Fusarium wilt and Anthracnose, race 1.

Days To Harvest: 80-90

How to grow: Plant in full sun.

Plant after danger of frost has passed. Side-dress with nitrogen when vines begin to run. Watermelons mature in 80-100 days from seed. Young transplants are typically 14-21 days old.

Spacing: Plant 48″ apart in 8′ rows.

Height: Grows 6″ to 8″ tall.

Outstanding features: Tastes great!

Tips: Plant two plants every 48″ to ensure a successful crop. Placing a straw matt under the watermelon will prevent the bottom of the watermelon from rotting as it continues to grow. Fertilize well by side-dressing the rows with nitrogen when vines begin to run and keep the soil moist at all times.