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Diana Watermelon seeds - Beautiful yellow skin, bright red flesh - 10.3 Brix

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NYCfigs Staten Island, NY US
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  • Item # 9752803
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Description

This listing is for 10 seeds, about 0.50g, of the highly desired hybrid, Diana Watermelon.  100% natural non-genetically modified seed.  These are our extra FEDCO seeds from this season.  We buy in small bulk lots, use what's needed for family, friends, and small co-ops, then sell the remainder at a substantial discount for other growers.  All seed lots have been tested for viability.  This variety has been trialed from several sources to ensure the selection of the best strain.  100% success in the northeast.  All extra seeds are professionally packaged and labeled.  Free USPS First Class shipping to the lower 48.

Click here to view our complete 2021 seed inventory.

From FEDCO:

76 days to maturity.  F-1 hybrid. Our 2013 summer hunt for yellow-skinned luster and excellent quality showed Diana supreme. Easily bested past-favorite Golden Crown, AAS winner Faerie, and open-pollinated Golden Midget, with a 10.3 Brix reading dwarfing Midget’s anemic 7.4. Oval 2.2 lb melons look as if their light skins were painted with bright yellow stripes. Bright red flesh with a crunchy texture, sweetness and complex flavor, unmarred by the small sparse seeds, won over our warehouse staff. Showed good productivity of 6 fruits from two hills in a poor melon year. 

Plant 1/2" deep, 3 per pot, indoors.  Set out after temperatures are above 60°, in hills 5' apart.  Thin to 2 per hill.  To achieve better yield and uniform time of harvest remove or cut the shoots when the fourth true leaf has appeared to encourage the development of the secondary vine. This is done 10 to 15 days after transplanting.  Leave four secondary vines in each plant. Remove all flowers, fruits, and shoots from each secondary vine starting from the fourth leaf (node) downwards.  Let the fruit develope from the fifth leaf (node) onwards.  Each plant may produce 4 to 5 fruits.

Harvesting watermelon at proper ripeness is an art. Thumping should produce a low, hollow sound. Spread thumb and forefinger and press hard on fruit. If you feel any give, watermelon is ripe.  Also, unripe fruit is heavy; a ripe one is lighter.  Don’t heed the traditional advice to wait for the closest tendril to brown—that may be too late. Minimum germination temperature 60°, optimal range 75–95°.

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