Sweet Gem is an attractive round seedless variety with a rich glossy dark green rind. A favorite from our trials, the 13-16 lb. fruit have crisp firm red flesh with small pips, and sweet mouth-watering flavor. Good fruit set and early 79 day maturity make Sweet Gem an ideal choice for roadside and local markets.
Waiver Required: To order this variety, please fill out our Watermelon Waiver and e-mail, FAX, or mail it back to us within 30 days. Shipments cannot be made until we receive your form. A new signed form is required every year.
Seed Treated 1,000 Seeds: On backorder
Soil temperature: 85 - 90 degrees fahrenheit
Seeding depth: 0.5 - 0.75 inches
Germination days: 4 - 14 days
Grow on temperature day: 65 - 70 degrees fahrenheit