|Average Seed / oz||Seed / 100′ Row||Average Yield / 100′ Row||Days to Harvest|
|500||1/2 oz||50-100 lbs||80|
|Planting Season||Ideal Soil Temp||Sun||Frost Tolerance|
|After Last Frost||70-90°F||Full Sun||Frost Sensitive|
|Sowing Method||Seed Depth||Direct Seed Spacing||Seeds Per Packet|
|Transplant or Direct Seed||1/2″||6″||25|
|Mature Spacing||Days to Sprout||Production Cycle||Seed Viability|
Watermelons are very frost-sensitive and grow in warm, fertile soil in the full sun. Fruits grow on vines that grow from 8'-12' depending on the variety, so make space in the garden. Heat-loving but not drought-tolerant, keep evenly moist. In most climates they are easily grown by direct seed. In cooler northern climates, it is best to plant seeds indoors 1/2" deep in 3-4" pots 3 weeks before last frost. Transplant or direct seed after all danger of frost and when soil has warmed up Plant seeds: 1/2" deep, with 6 seeds about 5" apart in mounded hills spaced at 3' intervals, after danger of frost has passed. Thin each mound leaving the 3-4 strongest seedlings. Or plant in rows with seeds space 5" apart and thin to 18-24". Soil Temp: 75-95 F. Days to Sprout: 3-10. Seeds/Oz: 400-600. Seed Wt./100' Row: 2 oz. Yield/100' row: 50-100 lbs. Days to Harvest: 70-100. Seed Viability: 4-5 years.