Summer Breeze Seedless Watermelon is a hybrid, seedless watermelon variety that produces round, blocky watermelons averaging 15 lbs. This is considered one of the best-tasting seedless watermelon varieties on the market. It has a high brix rating of 11.7, making it super sweet! Summer Breeze has a dark, mottled exterior with a thin rind that is easy to slice. Although the rind is thin, the exterior is durable and holds well during harvesting and transport.
Seedless watermelons must be grown with a pollinizer variety for adequate pollination of the seedless plants. In each seed packet, we include 10 pollenizer seeds that should be grown in the same plot as the seedless watermelon variety. Whether direct-seeding or transplanting, plant one pollenizer seed for every three seedless watermelon seeds along the row. For best results, we recommend planting the entire pack of seedless watermelon seeds and the appropriate number of pollenizer seeds to satisfy the recommended 3:1 ratio.
Watermelons may be direct seeded or transplanted. For direct seeding, we recommend planting seeds every 12″ along the intended row to ensure a good stand. Once plants emerge, thin plants to one every 2 feet. Watermelons can be susceptible to plant diseases if excess leaf moisture is present. As a result, we recommend using drip irrigation on watermelons to reduce leaf moisture and feed plants more effectively. During periods of heavy rainfall, using a fungicide like Liquid Copper can help to alleviate disease pressure as well.
Watermelons also perform well when transplanted. In early spring, we recommend transplanting to get a jump start on the growing season. Watermelon prefers warmer temperatures for seed to germinate. By transplanting, you can have plants in the ground before the soil temperature warms enough to direct seed. We recommend starting transplants 4-5 weeks before the desired outdoor planting date.
Watermelon transplants grow great in our heavy-duty seed starting trays, where they develop a solid root ball with roots that are trained to grow downward. Plants are ready to go in the ground when they can be easily pulled from the cells in the seed starting tray. Watermelons are ready to harvest when the tendril near the fruit completely dries. The tendril can be found between the fruit stem and the fruit. It is usually curly and green, but will dry when fruits are ready to harvest.
Summer Breeze Seedless Watermelon Planting Information
Planting Method: direct seed or transplant
When to Plant: after last frost
Planting Depth: 1/2″
Seed Spacing: 24″
Row Spacing: 5-6′
Days to Maturity: 90
Disease Resistance: Anthracnose, Fusarium Wilt