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Germination of

Citrullus vulgaris

Yamato White (Silver) Watermelon: Japanese White Watermelon, Ginza King, Shiroi Kometto, Densuke Watermelon

Citrullus vulgaris

Citrullus vulgaris: Citrullus vulgaris seeds should be sown directly in the ground or in large containers, as they do not transplant well. The soil should be well-draining and kept moist but not waterlogged. The ideal temperature for germination is around 75-85�F (24-29�C). Germination usually occurs within 3-10 days.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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