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Watermelon, Mini Love

Watermelon, Mini Love

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The Mini Love watermelon stands out as a compact, personal-sized variety that's perfect for smaller households and limited garden spaces. This variety has earned the title of a 2017 All-America Selections Edible – Vegetable Winner, which underscores its superior quality and performance in gardens​. Mini Love watermelons are known for their sweet, crisp, and juicy flesh, which is a deep red color, making them a summer delight for watermelon lovers.

Key Features and Benefits

Compact Growth for Small Spaces

Mini Love watermelons have a compact vine length of 3-4 feet, allowing them to fit perfectly in small garden spaces or even containers. This variety can produce up to six fruits per plant, making it an efficient use of space without sacrificing the quantity of the harvest​.

Sweet and Juicy Flavor

With a high sugar content, Mini Love watermelons boast a sweet and refreshing taste. The fruits weigh between 7 to 9 pounds and have a thin but strong rind that is resistant to cracking and splitting, which is essential for maintaining the quality of the fruit​.

Disease Resistance

One of the Mini Love watermelon's advantages is its resistance to anthracnose, a common disease that affects many watermelon varieties. This resistance helps ensure a healthy crop with less risk of loss due to disease​.

Growing Mini Love Watermelon

Planting and Care

For best results, Mini Love watermelons should be planted in well-drained, nutrient-rich soil with full sun exposure. The plants require regular watering, especially in the initial weeks after planting, to support healthy growth and fruit development. Garden spacing of 3-4 feet is recommended to accommodate the plant's size​.

Harvest and Enjoyment

Mini Love watermelons are ready for harvest in about 80 days from sowing, providing a relatively quick turnaround for gardeners eager to enjoy their fruits. The compact size of these watermelons makes them easy to manage and perfect for a quick, refreshing snack or part of a meal​.

Customer Experiences and Reviews

Gardeners who have grown Mini Love watermelons report high satisfaction with the variety's productivity, especially in small spaces like patios and containers. The watermelon's taste is often described as standard for watermelons but highly enjoyable due to its sweet and refreshing flavor. Despite the need for vigilant watering, especially in container gardening, the Mini Love watermelon's manageable size and delicious taste have made it a popular choice among gardeners​.

In summary, the Mini Love watermelon is an excellent option for gardeners with limited space who do not want to compromise on the quality and taste of their home-grown fruits. Its compact growth habit, sweet flavor, and disease resistance make it a valuable addition to any garden.

  • Annual
  • 2-4 lb fruit
  • Plant 3' apart
  • Full Sun

Shipping Live Plants

Live plants, particularly annual vegetables, can be quite delicate. To ensure their safe arrival in optimal condition, we take several precautionary measures:

  1. Rigorous hardening off process: We prepare the plants to be resilient enough for their journey by gradually acclimating them to outdoor conditions.

  2. Application of organic prebiotics and supplements: We treat plants with natural products to enhance their health and vigor before they make the journey.

  3. Development of a strong root system: We prioritize cultivating a robust root system so the plants can quickly adapt and flourish upon arrival.

  4. Custom packing materials: We use specially designed packing materials to secure and protect the plants during transit, minimizing the risk of damage and ensuring they arrive in the best possible condition.

Our live plants are sold in 3-inch pots and can be shipped to all US states, with the exception of Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington state. We utilize Priority Mail for shipping to ensure a speedy delivery and ship only on Mondays to ensure no plants languish in mailrooms over the weekend. Our packaging is for 3 plants; thus, flat rate shipping is in multiples of 3 plants for $14, and it will auto-populate at checkout.  

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