Watermelon Candy Red is a long light-coloured variety with sweet, deep pink flesh. Great for slicing. Produces large fruit, that is heat tolerant and disease resistant.
For early sowing, raise in pots of Yates Black Magic Seed Raising Mix in a well-lit, protected spot. Transplant after 3-4 weeks. For direct sowing press 3-4 seeds into mounds of moist soil 1.5m apart. Later thin to the two strongest plants. Select a sunny, well-drained position with plenty of space to grow.
Keep well watered until fruit starts to ripen, then reduce watering to sweeten before picking. Harvest when underside turns yellow and the fruit gives a dull, hollow sound when tapped.
Great companion plant for corn. To reduce risk of disease keep leaves dry by watering at the base of plant or in the mornings.
Germination 6 - 10 days | Maturity 14 - 16 weeks
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