Sugar Baby Watermelon question

springtogarden(6)August 12, 2013

I was just curious, once you have a watermelon that was successfully pollinated, how fast does it grow into a full grown watermelon? I know this may vary. Just wanted to see what people's experiences have been. I am excited I finally have a watermelon on the vine :). First time growing watermelons. My first pumpkin is almost done growing at 2 1/2 weeks and is a sugar pie variety. Hoping the watermelon well be that fast.

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Mine, Star Brite ~25 lbs, take 6-7 weeks from pollination. Pick the fruit when the tendril by stem turns brown.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 12:35PM
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springtogarden(6)

Thanks, fruitnut for the info! I can't wait to take that first bite :).

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 1:51PM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

I've got 1 Sugar baby on the vine. It will reach full size but won't be ready to pick until ripe, which time varies quite a bit for different varieties. Sugar baby is one of the quickest to ripen. I believe the DTM is 75 days. The 75 days almost works for me because they mature faster in containers. If I was growing in the ground would add 10 days to 2 weeks. With only one melon it's a bit of a crap shoot when to pick.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 9:25PM
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springtogarden(6)

We had a really late start to summer so things are just picking up. The little bump grows a lot every day. So cool to watch. Oh boy, I hope I pick right. I am curious to see how it goes. Thanks for the info!

    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 11:05AM
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