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Watermelon 'Little Darling' F1

Citrullus lanatus

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?

Deliciously sweet and succulent small fruits

Compact plants that take up less space

Ideal for a greenhouse or polytunnel

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A strong performer in the UK, Watermelon 'Little Darling' is a compact variety that matures and ripens quickly to yield delicious small oval fruits with irresistibly sweet and juicy flesh. This space-saving variety is best grown in a greenhouse or polytunnel, producing up to 4 fruits per plant. Once you've tasted fresh homegrown watermelons, you'll never look back! Height: 45cm (18in). Spread: 120cm (4ft).

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 120cm (4ft)

Half-hardy Annual


full sun

Sowing Months Flowering Months

1 Packet (5 Seeds) (KC9371)

Watermelon plants should be allowed to spread flat on the ground. Pinch out the growing point after 5 leaves have formed to encourage lateral shoots to develop. Select 4 vigorous laterals and train these to 6 leaf stage, before pinching out each growing tip. Remove any other laterals. Fruiting sub laterals will then form on each stem.

Water melon plants regularly, particularly as the flowers develop, and provide a liquid feed every 10-14 days. Shade plants from strong direct sunlight. As the flowers develop, select 4 or 5 female flowers on each plant and hand pollinate them by placing a male flower inside each female bloom. Female melon flowers are identified by a swollen part at the base of the bloom. Once fruit has set remove any further flowers to allow the fruits to develop. Harvest watermelons when they produce a hollow sound when tapped.

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