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  • Writer's pictureTony Taurone

Silver Yamato Watermelon


  • Plant Type: Annual Vine

  • Sun Requirements: Full Sun

  • Water Requirements: Moderate to high

  • Soil Requirements: Well-draining, fertile soil

  • Mature Size: 10-15 pounds (4.5-6.8 kg) fruit, 10-12 feet (3-3.7 meters) long vines

  • Bloom Time: Summer

  • Special Features: Grey-green skin with silver stripes, sweet and juicy white flesh, heat-tolerant

  • Maintenance: Low

  • Hardiness Zone: Silver Yamato Watermelon is an annual plant that grows best in warm temperatures and is often grown as a summer crop in USDA hardiness zones 9-11.

  • Additional Notes: Silver Yamato Watermelon is a popular variety due to its unique appearance and sweet flavor. They are best when harvested at peak ripeness and can be enjoyed fresh or used in recipes such as salads or smoothies. They are susceptible to pests such as aphids and cucumber beetles, so it's important to keep an eye on the plants and take action if necessary. Silver Yamato Watermelon is a heat-loving plant and can tolerate hot temperatures, but they may require some shade in extremely hot weather.

Overall fun to grow because it's so unique in its appearance. Definitely an eye catcher.

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