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MINI LOVE

MINI LOVE

Product Description:

70 days. If full-sized watermelons are too much to handle or your garden won’t accommodate sprawling plants, you’re in luck! Mini Love’s personal-size fruit and compact plants can squeeze into even the tightest space. The 7-9 pound watermelons have deep red, sweet, juicy flesh with a minimum of seeds. Glossy skinned, these watermelons have a remarkably thin rind yet are very resistant to splitting. The compact plants stay within a 36 inch space and will yield up to an unbelievable 6 fruit each! IR: A.
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S.S.
Super sweet!

First time growing this variety. The watermelon is about 5-6 lbs and delicious. I'm not sure if my vines will give 6 fruits each like the packet claims but I'm still growing these again for the flavor and compact size.

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Lisa R.
Poor Germination

Of 12 seeds planted, 3 sprouted.

So sorry to hear that! We do germ test all of our seeds and to ensure we sell only top performing seed, we have established germination standards that are higher than prescribed by the Federal Seed Act. Our minimum germination standard for watermelon is 80% and the most recent test for this variety passed at 94%. As always, our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item (if available) or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer (for up to 1 year from purchase). Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or info@territorialseed.com

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Steve
worthless

Out of 10 seeds, only 1 germinated and then promptly died. Waste of money!

So sorry to hear that! We do germ test all of our seeds and to ensure we sell only top performing seed, we have established germination standards that are higher than prescribed by the Federal Seed Act. Our minimum germination standard for watermelon is 80% and the most recent test for this variety passed at 94%. As always, our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item (if available) or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer (for up to 1 year from purchase). Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or info@territorialseed.com

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Ann M.
Very sweet!

First time growing watermelon and we had a success! We grew this in a 4 sq ft space in our raised bed and we are sooo happy with this. So sweet and will be growing this again. Growing in TX zone 8B.

Soil Temp for Germ 70–85°F
Seed Depth ½"
Days to Emergence 3–10
Soil Temp for Transp 60°F
Plant Spacing 3–4'
Row Spacing 5–6'
Fertilizer Needs High
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Gram ≈ 20–40
Seed Life 3 years

Melons: Cucumis melo
Watermelons: Citrullus lanatus

The sweet succulence of summer-ripe melons is irresistibly tempting, but the health benefits of these luscious fruits shouldn't be overlooked. Look to red-fleshed melons to fortify the heart and urinary tract. Yellow and orange flesh types provide support to the immune system, heart and vision. Green-fleshed varieties promote strong bones and teeth as well as vision health. We've selected varieties that are successful in both southern and northern gardens.

Days to maturity are calculated from transplant date.

Culture
• Melons and watermelons perform best in fertile, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0
• Apply 1/2 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer and a shovelful of compost to each plant
• Watermelons are less tolerant of cool conditions than melons — the use of plastic mulch or floating row cover is highly recommended
• Monitor the temperature under the row covers on hot days, especially early in the season
• Remove covers prior to flowering for pollination

Direct Sowing
• Soil temperature is critical for good germination and only recommended in warmer climates

Transplanting
• Start indoors in 4 inch pots, 3-4 weeks before anticipated transplant date
• Grow the seedlings under dry, warm conditions
• Avoid letting starts get root bound; transplant carefully as to not disturb roots
• Fertilize seedlings with a balanced liquid fertilizer, such as Age Old Grow

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Cucumber beetles
• Insect control: Pyrethrin and row covers
• Common diseases: Bacterial wilt and powdery mildew
• Disease control: Zonix
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation, avoid overhead watering

Harvest & Storage
• Cantaloupe will easily slip from vine when ripe
• With other melons, check the leaf where fruit is attached to the vine — fruit is mature when this leaf begins to yellow
• Watermelons are ready for harvest when the tendril closest to the fruit is dry and brown or when the bottom side of the fruit is yellow
• Melons and watermelons will not ripen off vine
• Pick in the cool of the day and chill quickly
• Melons: store at 40°F and 95% relative humidity
• Watermelons: store at 50-60°F and 85% relative humidity

KEY TO MELON DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
A | Anthracnose
AB | Early (Alternaria) Blight
F* | Fusarium Wilt

MNSV | Melon Necrotic Spot Virus
PM* | Powdery Mildew
PRV | Papaya Ringspot Virus
WMV | Watermelon Mosaic Virus
ZYMV | Zucchini Yellow Mosaic Virus
*Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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