Long light-coloured variety with sweet, deep pink flesh. Great for slicing.

Features

  • Heat tolerant
  • Large fruit
  • Disease resistant

Product details

How

For early sowing, raise in pots of Yates Seed Raising Mix in a well-lit, protected spot. Transplant after 3-4 weeks. For direct sowing press 3-4 seeds into mounds of moist soil 1.5m apart. Later thin to the two strongest plants.

Care

Select a sunny, well-drained position with plenty of space to grow. Add compost and Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Keep well watered until fruit starts to ripen, then reduce watering to sweeten before picking.  Harvest when underside turns yellow and the fruit gives a dull, hollow sound when tapped. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.

Hint

Great companion plant for corn. To reduce risk of disease keep leaves dry by watering at the base of plant or in the mornings.

Storage

Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

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Position Full sun
Plant space 1.5metre
Sow depth 20mm
Germination 6-10 days
Germination (days) 8
Row space 1.5metres
Maturity 14-16 weeks
Maturity (days) 105
Botanical name Citrullus lanatus var. caffer
Plant variety Candy Red
Suitable for Garden beds

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