Crimson Sweet Watermelon

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Very popular, a great choice for the home garden. All American Selections winner from 1964 and still going strong. Light green rinds with dark green stripes, firm and fine textured red flesh. Juicy and flavorful, this one won’t last long in the fridge. Typically grows 20-25 pounds.

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Crimson Sweet Watermelon History

Very popular, a great choice for the home garden. All American Selections winner from 1964 and still going strong. Light green rinds with dark green stripes, firm and fine textured red flesh. Juicy and flavorful, this one won’t last long in the fridge. Typically grows 20-25 pounds.

How To Grow Crimson Sweet Watermelon

the growing season may not be warm long enough to produce good watermelons from seed. Two to three weeks before your last frost, start watermelon seeds indoors. Keep seedlings warm and moist until outdoor temperatures consistently stay above 50°F or warmer. You can sow watermelons directly into the ground when the soil temperature is above 65°F. Plant seeds 1/2 to 1 inch deep, placing two or three seeds in groups 18 to 24 inches apart. Watermelons need soil that is well-drained and sandy. They also need a pH level between 6.0 and 6.5.

Preserving And Storing Crimson Sweet Watermelon Plant

Watermelons are 92 percent water, so there’s no doubt they’ll freeze. You’ll get the best results by starting with the freshest, ripest watermelons you can find. The flesh should be firm, fully colored, and juicy. Unless you seriously crave the sugary sweetness watermelon brings to a picnic, you should find the frozen version tasty.

Crimson Sweet Recipes

This watermelon salad recipe is easy to make. It’s just matter of chopping a few ingredients and throwing them together on a platter.

Watermelon Nutrition

According to the United States Department of Agriculture a 1 cup serving watermelon has the following nutrients:

  • Calories: 46
  • Total fat: 0.23 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 11.48 g
  • Dietary fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 0.93 g
  • Sugars: 9.42 g
  • Water content: 139 g
  • Calcium: 11 Mg
  • Iron: 0.36 mg
  • Magnesium: 15 mg
  • Potassium: 170 mg
  • Vitamin C: 12.3 mg
  • Vitamin A: 865 international units

Other Watermelon Varieties Worth Checking Out

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon The Blacktail Mountain Watermelon is a favorite of many gardeners across the USA. Glenn Drowns developed this variety in the 1970’s when he lived in northern Idaho where the summer night temperatures average 43 degrees. One of the earliest watermelons we know of, superb for the north, but it also grows well in heat and drought

Ancient The Ancient Watermelon is from the desert Southwest, where seeds were found inside an old clay pot. Not just a novelty, this watermelon has great texture and excellent flavor & sweetness. Fruits average 20-25 pounds. Unique red colored seeds.

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