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McKenzie Seed – Watermelon Sugar Baby

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McKenzie Seed – Watermelon Sugar Baby


Sugar Baby is the most popular ‘Icebox’ type of watermelon. Fruits mature to be 18-20 cm (7-8″) in diameter and weigh 3.5-4.5 kg (8-10 lbs.) each. It is the perfect size for a family treat. The very sweet, crisp, red flesh is a delight. These smaller watermelons are perfect for smaller gardens.



Plant Type: Vegetable

Flavor: Sweet and juicy fresh

Preparation Ideas: Eat fresh or make small watermelmon balls to use in fruit salad.

Days to Germination: 5 to 7 days

Days to Maturity: 75 to 80 days

Planting Depth: 2.5 cm (1″)

Instructions: Start seeds indoors 4 weeks before transplanting outdoors. Take care not to disturb roots when transplanting. Or, sow a few seeds over a hill 9 to 12 inches tall and 2 feet across. When the plants are 3 inches tall, thin by cutting to 3 plants per hill. Use a balanced fertilizer to increase yield.

Suggestions: Choose a site with good drainage, good air circulation, and full sun. They’re ready to harvest when the skin on the underside turns yellow and when a thump with knuckles produces a hollow sound.

Product Weight: 3 grams