Crimson Sweet Watermelon
Crimson Sweet is long-time favorite for its sweet and juicy crimson flesh.

Crimson Sweet Watermelon

  • Light: Full sun
  • Fruit size: 20 pounds
  • Matures: 80 days
  • Plant spacing: 36 to 60 inches apart
  • Plant size: Long vine

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. Give vines plenty of room to run. Released by Kansas State University in 1963, it has become a classic favorite. High in lycopene.

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Crimson Sweet Watermelon is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from help I planted watermelon seeds as above and have a large yellow watermelon, I have cut it and cut it open and it is yellow. Have I picked it to early?
Date published: 2017-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long vines and multiple melons I live in reno Nevada, and we planted in may and have grown 7 melons this far (end of august)
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This watermelon is the most popular watermelon there is .....been around for ages: For the newbie watermelon growers, this is the one for you, some 12-12-12 every few weeks, water afterward to avoid burning the plant, water often,,,,pinch off the ends of the vines after they get so long, to get nice size melons.... and after the melons get to full size... stop watering to get a mouth watering sweet fruit.... good luck
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Plant: I picked up a Crimson Sweet watermelon plant and a Sugar Baby Plant at Lowes today, after many attempts to grow watermelon from the seeds I decided a new approach was in order. The plants I picked are absolutely healthy and green, I cannot wait until they start to get bigger! Not to mention the price was more than affordable. If I had a bigger yard I would go back and buy more!
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From just one Bonnie plant I have six melons. Picked two already transplanted March 17th. I live in Zone 9 Florida. Best way to determine when ready for picking is when the closest tendril to melon junction is dried up. So far I got a 8 pound and a 16 pound. Nice and sweet and a little seedy.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These are delicious but my customers complain about too many seeds. I will keep growing them, and I will also start growing a seedless type.
Date published: 2015-02-15
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