Sugar Baby Watermelon
- 75-90 Days.
- Dark green rind turning almost black at maturity. Pink, sweet crunchy flesh. Round, 8" melons typically weigh 8 to 10 lbs.
- Sugar Baby has been the standard for Icebox varieties for many years.Tough rinds resist cracking. Small melons grow in a smaller area than standard watermelons. Ideal for small space gardening
Planting Directions: Plant seeds indoors 3 to 4 weeks before last frost. Sow seed ½” deep in sterile starting mix, maintain soil temperature of 70°-95°. Transplant into garden when soil temperature reaches at least 70°. Amend soil with rich compost or a garden fertilizer. Direct sow after last frost when soil temperature is at least 70°. Space plants 4’ apart. Water regularly during growing cycle. Cut back or discontinue watering when melons are ripening. Melons need consistently warm soil or the plants will be stunted and the yields reduced. . Ripe watermelon sound hollow when thumped; the rind touching the ground will be yellow white.