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AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

AAS (All-America Selections) Winners

We carry dozens of All-America Selections winners, including seven Johnny's-bred varieties -- Jasper Cherry Tomato; Baby Bear Pumpkin; Bright Lights Swiss Chard; Diva Cucumber; Sunshine Kabocha Squash; Bonbon Buttercup Squash; and Carmen Pepper. Read about Johnny's Plant Breeding Program (article by Rob Johnston Jr., Johnny's founder and chairman).

All-America Selections is an independent, nonprofit organization that trials new varieties alongside two or three similar varieties currently on the market, then introduces only the best garden performers as AAS Winners. Submitted vegetable and flower varieties are tested by a geographically divergent network of independent judges to determine whether their garden performance is truly superior, with winners chosen on the basis of scores received from judges at 34 sites in the U.S. and Canada. Johnny's is proud to be an official trial ground site for AAS. (To learn more, visit the All-America Selections website.)

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Sweet Favorite (F1)

477

Product ID: 477

Best oblong watermelon for northern, cool areas.

Bright green rind with darker stripes. Avg. 10-12 lb. here, larger farther south. Ripens much earlier than others of the oval-oblong, striped type and yields well. Bright red, sweet flesh. Intermediate resistance to anthracnose and fusarium. Avg. 1-2 fruits/plant. AAS winner. Avg. 10,600 seeds/lb. Packet: 15 seeds.

Product Price Qty
477Packet  $5.95 
4771/8 Ounce  $16.20 
4771/4 Ounce  $27.20 
4771/2 Ounce  $49.75 
4771 Ounce  $89.70 
4771/4 Pound  $251.10 
Backordered until 09/29/14

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Days to Maturity or Bloom:   79

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

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Growing Information

Watermelons



CULTURE: Follow instructions under "Melons".
RIPENESS: There are 3 ways to tell when a watermelon is ripe: 1) the tendril nearest the point on the vine where fruit stem attaches is browning/dead, 2) the spot where the fruit rests on the ground is yellow, and 3) the classic mystery - you hear "punk", as opposed to "pink" or "pank", when you flick the melon with your fingers.
STORAGE: Hold at 45°F (7°C) and 85% relative humidity 2-3 weeks.
AVG. DIRECT SEEDING RATE: 340'/oz., 500'/1,000 seeds, 3 oz./1,000', 11/3 lb./acre at 3 seeds every 18", in rows 6' apart.
TRANSPLANTS: Avg. 550 plants /oz.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: 10,000-14,000 (avg. 11,000).
PACKET: See individual varieties.


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