Sweet Beauty Watermelon
Citrullus lanatus 'Sweet Beauty'
Sweet Beauty Watermelon fruit and flesh
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Height: 3 feet
Spread: 9 feet
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
A lovely ice box variety; produces round, 7 pound dark green skinned watermelons with medium green striping; sweet and fine textured, boasting gorgeous red flesh perfect for a delicious snack; heat loving and early maturing
Sweet Beauty Watermelon is an annual vegetable plant that is typically grown for its edible qualities. It produces dark green oblong fruit with green stripes and red flesh which are typically harvested when mature. The fruits have a sweet taste and a juicy texture.
The fruit are most often used in the following ways:
- Fresh Eating
- Eating When Cooked/Prepared
Planting & Growing
Sweet Beauty Watermelon will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 9 feet. Because of its vigorous growth habit, it may require staking or supplemental support. This vegetable plant is an annual, which means that it will grow for one season in your garden and then die after producing a crop.
This plant is typically grown in a designated vegetable garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.