When To Harvest Crimson Sweet Watermelon

Crimson Sweet vines need room to grow, spreading up to 10 ft. (3 m) long. After planting water frequently, allowing the surface soil to dry between watering. Mulch your watermelon plants to conserve moisture and help keep the watermelons clean. Your watermelons are ready to harvest when the fruit has grown to full size.

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How can you tell if a watermelon is sweet before you cut it?

Is my Crimson Sweet watermelon ripe?

The rind should be firm and not give when pressed with your thumb. The light and dark green-striped skin should look dull, not glossy. Turn the Crimson Sweet watermelon over. The bald spot on the melon's bottom becomes pale yellow when it's ripe.

Do melons ripen after picking?

Some, like watermelon, do not continue to ripen once harvested. Therefore, flavor will not improve nor will they become sweeter—t is what it is at harvest. However, cantaloupe and similar fruit will continue to ripen after harvest.

Do Crimson Sweet watermelons have seeds?

A pretty, light green melon with dark stripes, Crimson Sweet is famous for its high sugar content and great flavor. Seeds are small and dark. The vines are resistant to anthracnose and fusarium wilt.

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