SEEDLESS WATERMELON CULTURE:
You will need to purchase a pollinator for use with the
seedless varieties. We highly recommend that you use
Side Kick or Accomplice for this purpose, as they
flower early and continuously throughout the
pollination period. To ensure proper pollination it
is recommended that you plant one pollinator for
every three seedless plants. Plant in the row with the
seedless variety. Tests indicate that bees will tend to
work up and down the row, rather than from one row
to the next. Planting in this way will help to improve
pollination, thus increasing yield potential.
Please note: The use of bees, plastic mulch
and drip irrigation are highly recommended.
Seedless melons grown under stress will
produce hard, dark colored seeds.
SEEDLESS WATERMELON GERMINATION:
Water a sterile seed starting mix and allow it to dry for
24-48 hours before seeding. The media should be at
least 90º F. before seeding.After seeding, place the
trays in a 90º F. germination room for 48-72 hours or
until germination begins.After germination begins,
move the trays to an 80º F. greenhouse and water only
as needed for the first week. DO NOT OVER WATER!
Once the seedlings are established, temperature and
watering may be varied to achieve sturdy plants.
Watermelon Waiver Required
Untreated and Organic varieties are identified with
or . Further information on seed type is provided on each variety page.