You can even grow this vining plant vertically to save garden space!
This 2010 AAS Winner has it all!
Variety: F1 Hybrid ‘Shiny Boy’
Item Form: (P)?Pkt of 25 seeds
Days To Maturity: 90
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 25
Plant Height: 18 in
Plant Width: 12 ft
Fruit Weight: 320
Additional Characteristics: Award Winner,?Direct Sow,?Easy Care Plants,?Edible,?Season Extenders
Harvest Season: Early Fall,?Late Summer,?Mid Summer
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist,? well-drained
Resistance: Heat Tolerant,?Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance: Normal,? loamy
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90 days from direct-sowing the seed; 75 days from transplanting seedlings. A quick-growing, absolutely delicious watermelon you must taste to really appreciate, Shiny Boy is a must-have for the vegetable garden! These 20-pound melons consistently win taste tests, boasting a “sweet tropical” flavor (to quote the AAS judges!) that out-satisfies all others. And as if this weren’t enough, the yields on this vigorous, healthy plant are terrific!
Named for its glossy, smooth striped rind, Shiny Boy takes off like crazy, yet this vining plant won’t sprawl all over the place, and can even be grown vertically if given support for its giant fruit! It reaches 18 inches high and about 12 feet long, setting huge melons every step of the way. If you want to start the plant early indoors (recommended for climates with very short growing seasons), begin it 4 weeks before last frost and keep the seeds and seedlings nice and warm. The Bio Dome is best, but you can wrap the seedling flat or peat pot in plastic to keep in the warmth if need be. Don’t transplant until the garden soil is nice and warm!
Shiny Boy boasts very dark red flesh with the perfect blend of sugar and crunch. Wonderfully aromatic, it offers an old-fashioned burst of flavor that we associate with grandmother’s vegetable garden — rich, lasting, and authentic! You will love it.
Expect heavy yields on this plant, and if planting more than one, space them about 8 to 10 feet apart. Shiny Boy is about to become your first choice in watermelons, so get those taste buds ready! Pkt is 25 seeds.