2012 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Watermelon 'Faerie' F1
National Winner
2012 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Watermelon 'Faerie' F1
National Winner
2012 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Watermelon 'Faerie' F1
National Winner
2012 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Watermelon 'Faerie' F1
National Winner
2012 AAS Vegetable Award Winner:
Watermelon 'Faerie' F1
National Winner

Watermelon 'Faerie' F1
2012 AAS Vegetable Award Winner

'Faerie' is a non-traditional watermelon in that it has a creamy yellow rind with thin stripes yet still yields sweet pink-red flesh with a high sugar content and crisp texture. Home gardeners will like growing something unique in their garden and the fact that the vines are vigorous yet spread only to 11' means it takes up less space in the garden. Each 7-8” fruit weighs only four to six pounds making it a perfect family size melon. Professional growers will appreciate the disease and insect tolerance as well as the prolific fruit set that starts early and continues throughout the season. Bred by Known-You Seed Company.

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AAS Winner Primary Details
Award: AAS Vegetable Award Winner
Award Type: National Winner
Class: Watermelon
Variety Name: 'Faerie' F1
Genus: Citrullus
Species: lanatus
Year: 2012
Common Name: Watermelon
Type: Vegetables
Breeder: Known-You Seed Co. Ltd.
Close Market Comparison: Golden Crown’ for color, ‘Vanguard’ for earliness, and ‘New Queen’ for fruit size.
Plant Needs
Duration Type: Annual
Light Needs: Full sun
Water Needs: Normal
Season Type: Warm Season
Staking Required: NO
Plant Characteristics
Foliage Color: Green
Plant Habit: Vining
Plant Height: Medium: 10" to 24"
Garden Spacing: 8 to 10 feet
Days To Harvest (Sowing Seed): 72 days
Days To Harvest (Transplant): 60 days
Fruit Color (Harvest): Light yellow rind with thin stripe
Fruit Shape: Deep globe
Fruit Size: 7 to 8 inches
Fruit Weight: 4 to 6 pounds
Fruit Flavor Description: High sugar content with crisp texture
Number Of Fruits Per Plant: Very productive
Plant Spread: 11 1/2 feet
Disease Resistances or Tolerances: Tolerates general diseases and insects

How to Grow

In northern areas, sow seed 4 weeks prior to last frost date. Sow seed directly into peat pots filled with soilless mix that has been well-watered and allowed to drain. Cover with media and maintain 75°F. Wrap in plastic to maintain uniform moisture. Germination will occur in 7 to 14 days. Keep warm, transplant after soil and air temperatures warm or protect from cool night temperatures. In areas with long growing seasons, seed may be sown directly into prepared garden soil.

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