Don't waste your time with the chewy, pulpy tasteless types of watermelons, which are unfortunately all-too-common these days! This improved version of the classic Sugarbaby, Watermelon Sugarbaby produces medium-sized (5 - 6kg) dark green watermelons, with the sweetest, super-juicy bright red flesh with less seeds than many other varieties. The variety Watermelon Sugarbaby is one of the earliest fruiting varieties of watermelon and requires very little effort to grow, which is sure to provide an extremely rewarding experience for any gardener.
Unlike many common watermelon varieties Watermelon Sugarbaby is generally resistant to many types of mildews (which often affect Citrullus), ensuring your vegetable garden remains healthy. This is a trailing variety, so it needs at least a metre to run, and remember, like all watermelons, will require a sunny spot in the garden and for the leaves to remain dry during watering. Marigolds can be inter-planted with this watermelon variety, as they act as a natural insect pest repellent.
Advantages of Watermelon Sugarbaby
Early fruiting variety and relatively compact vine (compared to other varieties)
Medium sized fruit (5 - 6kg) - excellent for home-gardeners
Super sweet and juicy bright red flesh with less seeds
Heavy yielding variety which is drought tolerant
Generally resistant to common mildews
30 - 40cm height at maturity (but can 'run' 100cm+)