***** NOTE: This variety grows largest when grown with just one fruit per plant. Also, you have to give it good amount of fertilizer and water. ***** (Citrullus lanatus) A.k.a. Russian Giant. Make the neighbors jealous! :-) Produces average 100-120 lb. sugar sweet and juicy watermelons with crimson flesh and white seeds. They are the sweetest melons I have ever eaten and I do not think that I have tasted anything close in the last 30 years. Annual. 100 days. HOW TO GROW: *** **SOIL Temperature for Germination: 70F. **Plant Spacing: 5-6 feet, Row Spacing: 5-6 feet apart. **Planting Depth: 1/2" **Hardiness: Zones 4-11 **Sun Requirement: Full Sun. **Days to Germination: 14-21 days **Germination Rate: 95%.
ORGANICALLY GROWN XXL GIANT A.k.a. Russian Giant 100 LB Watermelon Seeds, Heirloom NON-GMO, HUGE, Extra Sweet and Fragrant, Productive, Open Pollinated. 100 days. Fruit Weight: Up to 120 Pounds. Plant Spacing: 8-10 ft. Row Spacing: 10' row centers.
Melons must not be planted until the SOIL temperature has warmed to 70-80 degrees F, since they thrive in heat. Start the plants indoors only 2-4 weeks before transplanting, since if the plants grow too large they have difficulty adjusting to the change.
Set out 3-4 transplants per hill, selecting the strongest two when vines are 1'-2' long by cutting off the others.
Watermelons are large vining plants that can take over an extensive garden space. They can be trellised, but use slings to support the developing fruit.
Watermelon prefers light, loamy, fertile, deep, well-draining soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5. Add plenty of organic matter. Water plants amply until setting out, then water more sparingly. Mulch to prevent weed competition.