Scientific Name: Citrullus lanatus Form: Creeping / Mat-like
Common Name:watermelon Texture:Very coarse
Family Name:CucurbitaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Annual Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.2 - 0.4m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Africa Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Prickly, Pubescent, Ovate, Palmately lobed
Flowers: Flowers solitary, Yellow, Aug- Jul
Fruit: Pepo, Aug
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture
Key ID Features:Vine-like scrambler; stems thin, angular, hairy, grooved, with branched tendrils; large deeply lobed leaves; fruit with smooth exterior rind (often green with dark green stripes) and juicy, sweet interior flesh (often deep red to pink)