Expect vigorous 3m (10′) vines with 3 to 4 oblong fruits per plant from this 2004 AAS Award winner. This icebox type has thick skin with dark green stripes, and crisp, sweet, red flesh. Fruits are somewhat football-like, averaging 2.7kg (6 lbs) each. Sweet Beauty watermelon seeds need a hot summer to perform well, but they can be coaxed into action by providing cloche cover, black plastic mulch, or by growing in a greenhouse. Even the added soil warmth of a raised bed will help the plants focus their energy on producing fruits. Always plant melons in soil that has been enriched with well rotted organic matter (compost and/or manure), as well as minerals in the form of Glacial Rock Dust. Use a balanced organic fertilizer to speed growth and flower/fruit development. Try to provide even irrigation throughout the season, particularly during flower and fruit set.
Matures in 80 days. (Hybrid seeds)