- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 1 - 2 Feet
- Mature Spread 5 - 6 Feet
- Growing Zones 9 - 12
Sweet-tasting fruit in a bold red color with a firm texture is the hallmark of the Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant. This heirloom plant produces small picnic watermelons high in healthy antioxidants with dark green exteriors. The compact size of the vining plant and the fruit makes the Sugar Baby Watermelon a good choice for gardens with limited space.
Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant Care
Plant Sugar Baby outdoors when the temperature is consistently warm. Space plants one foot apart and arrange the vines as they grow, so each plant has room. The Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant prefers lots of light, so choose an area that receives at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight. Use rich soil with high organic content. The soil should allow water to drain because while this is a thirsty plant, it does not like wet feet.
Growing Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant
The Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant’s vines stand 1 to 2 feet tall, but spread out 5 to 6 feet. This plant needs some space to spread out. The 8-inch diameter, 12-pound fruit is ready to pick in 75 days.
Watermelons can be grown in containers, and the Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant is a good choice for pots because the vines are a more manageable size. Select a large container at least 18 to 24 inches wide and 20 to 24 inches deep. Let the vines cascade over the edge of the container and set fruit on the surrounding ground.
Watering Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant
Watermelons require lots of water, so keep the soil consistently moist. Water in the morning so the plant is hydrated before the hot afternoon sun comes around.
Feeding Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant
Fertilizing watermelon plants helps the plant to push out long vines and large fruit. Feed the Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant using a balanced fertilizer every two to three weeks during the growing season.
Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 12|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 1 - 2 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Spacing: 5 - 6 Feet|
|Habit: Climbing, Spreading, Trailing|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Foliage Type: N/A|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators|
|Brand: Goodness Grows|
|Common Name: Sugar Baby Watermelon Plant|
|Scientific Name: Watermelon 'Sugar Baby'|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.