(11-15 lbs.) Rita F1 Hybrid watermelon exhibits a strong rind with a dark Crimson Sweet pattern and firm, dark red flesh. Round/oval shape. Strong yield potential with a high brix and small black seeds. 80-82 days.
Standard varieties have seeds and are diploid. Sow seeds directly into packs, peat pots or directly in the field. 3-4 lbs. per acre. Well drained soil is best, plants need adequate water from seeding until they start blooming.
300 seeds/oz.; 8 days, 70-72°F.