Summer Flavor #720 Watermelon has a light to medium green rind with narrow dark stripes surrounding bright red flesh. These melons are blocky and oblong and can reach 30 pounds. #720 watermelon is a great substitute for #710. The vines are medium to large and have the potential for a high yeild. It is resistant to Anthracnose, race 1. Plant after danger of frost has passed. Side-dress with nitrogen when vines begin to run. Watermelons mature in 80-100 days from seed. Young transplants are typically 14-21 days old.
How to grow: Plant in full sun.
Spacing: Plant 48″ apart in 8′ rows.
Height: Grows 6″ to 8″ tall.
Outstanding features: Tastes great!
Tips: Plant two plants every 48″ to ensure a successful crop. Placing a straw matt under the watermelon will prevent the bottom of the watermelon from rotting as it continues to grow. Fertilize well by side-dressing the rows with nitrogen when vines begin to run and keep the soil moist at all times.
Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit