Early and space-saving, it’s great for smaller gardens.
This AAS winner is crisp and extra-sweet.
Variety: Faerie Hybrid
Days To Maturity: 72
Fruit Color: Pink
Seeds Per Pack: 10
Plant Height: 10 in – 24 in
Plant Width: 11 ft
Fruit Length: 7 in – 8 in
Fruit Weight: 6
Additional Characteristics: Award Winner,?Direct Sow,?Edible
Foliage Color: Dark Green
Harvest Season: Early Fall,?Early Summer,?Late Summer,?Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant,?Heat Tolerant,?Humidity Tolerant,?Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
Uses: Beds,?Cuisine,?Vines and Climbers
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
72 days from direct-sowing the seed; 60 days from transplanting seedlings.
Meet the 2012 All-America Selection, a whole new look in watermelons! Faerie Hybrid is nothing short of enchanting, with a creamy rind striped in yellow and concealing crisp, juicy, supersweet pinkish-red flesh! This small melon is just right for the family dinner table, and it finishes quickly, yields heavily, and saves space. You simply can’t go wrong!
This vine reaches just 11 feet long, yet bears quite profusely. The melons are about 7 to 8 inches long at maturity, and weigh between 4 and 6 pounds. Disease- and pest-resistant, they’re easy to grow in a wide range of climates, asking only for plenty of sunshine and rich, well-drained soil. You’ll be amazed at how fun and simple Faerie is to grow, even if you’re a novice watermelon farmer!
But the best part of this melon is its flavor. Rich, juicy, yet also with a good crunch, it’s ultra-sweet and mouthwatering. Thank goodness the yields are so generous — you’re going to wish these melons harvested year-round!
In northern climates and short growing seasons, start the seed indoors about 4 weeks before the final frost. Farther south and in longer seasons, sow the seed directly into the warm, well-worked spring soil. Space plants 8 to 10 feet apart. Pkt is 10 seeds.