Melon-Hime Kansen Ice Box Watermelon
Melon-Hime Kansen Ice Box Watermelon

Melon-Hime Kansen Ice Box Watermelon

Brand: Whitwam Organics
Item Number: 3217-01

Regular price $3.75 On Sale

Estimated Arrival: Between Sep 28 and Oct 03. * ETA for USA only

Hime Kansen, Hybrid

Citrullus vulgaris

This Japanese icebox watermelon is the perfect size to fit in a fridge and has been a specialty for long time in Japan. It has firm dark red flesh and green skin with dark green stripes. It has an extremely thin rind (3/16") and excellent shipping ability. It has a high Brix count of 12.5-13 and weights 5-6 lbs. The fruit has a slightly oblong shape.
  • Warm season annual
  • 14,900 seed count per pound.
  • Maturity: Approx. 30-40 days after fruit setting
  • Planting season: Late spring to early summer
Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Soil temperatures below 50°F can slow growth. Consider using black plastic and fabric row covers to speed soil warming. Sandy or light-textured soils that warm quickly in spring are best. Sow 3 seeds per hill and space hills 3' apart. Harvest when fruit area touching ground turns yellow or when the tendril closest to the stem turns brown or dried. A mature watermelon will have a dull “plunk” sound when thumped.
     We usually advise to set the first fruit on the third female flower that appears between the 16th - 21st leaf node to get a better quality fruit. After you harvest the first fruit, another fruit could be harvested between the 32nd- 42nd leaf node if the plant could keep good enough plant vigor. Additional fertilizer must be applied, too.

Days to germination

 3-10 days

Days to maturity

About 80-85 days

Life cycle

Warm Season Annual

Plant time

Late spring to Early Summer

Spacing

72-96 inches

Sun

Full sun well drained Soil

Soil temperature

80-85 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.0-6.6

Height

6-10 feet

Harvest

80- 85 days after planting

Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Row
Distance
80-85°F 1/2"

72-96"

Hime Kansen, Hybrid

Citrullus vulgaris

This Japanese icebox watermelon is the perfect size to fit in a fridge and has been a specialty for long time in Japan. It has firm dark red flesh and green skin with dark green stripes. It has an extremely thin rind (3/16") and excellent shipping ability. It has a high Brix count of 12.5-13 and weights 5-6 lbs. The fruit has a slightly oblong shape.
  • Warm season annual
  • 14,900 seed count per pound.
  • Maturity: Approx. 30-40 days after fruit setting
  • Planting season: Late spring to early summer
Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Sow seeds in late spring/summer after last frost in a warm, sunny location. Soil temperatures below 50°F can slow growth. Consider using black plastic and fabric row covers to speed soil warming. Sandy or light-textured soils that warm quickly in spring are best. Sow 3 seeds per hill and space hills 3' apart. Harvest when fruit area touching ground turns yellow or when the tendril closest to the stem turns brown or dried. A mature watermelon will have a dull “plunk” sound when thumped.
     We usually advise to set the first fruit on the third female flower that appears between the 16th - 21st leaf node to get a better quality fruit. After you harvest the first fruit, another fruit could be harvested between the 32nd- 42nd leaf node if the plant could keep good enough plant vigor. Additional fertilizer must be applied, too.

Days to germination

 3-10 days

Days to maturity

About 80-85 days

Life cycle

Warm Season Annual

Plant time

Late spring to Early Summer

Spacing

72-96 inches

Sun

Full sun well drained Soil

Soil temperature

80-85 degrees

Optimum soil P.H

6.0-6.6

Height

6-10 feet

Harvest

80- 85 days after planting

Germination
Temperature
Seed
Depth
Row
Distance
80-85°F 1/2"

72-96"