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Watermelon, Red Ruby Hybrid

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Super sweet and juicy seedless watermelon with ruby red flesh.

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This new gem bowled us over with its super sweet and juicy, perfectly crisp and firm ruby red flesh. At only 6-8 lb., this seedless watermelon is a nice size for a small family and a cinch to store in the refrigerator. The seedless fruit has a dark and light green striped outer skin and a bright red interior. Plant with enclosed pollinator seed.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

85 days

Fruit Weight The average weight of the fruit produced by this product.

6-8 pounds

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

72-96 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

15-24 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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Days To Maturity
85 days
Fruit Weight
6-8 pounds
Full Sun
72-96 inches
15-24 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Sow Time
After Last Frost
36 inches
Life Cycle
Watermelon, Red Ruby Hybrid is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Cross Polination Issue I planted the ruby seedless watermellons last year. I had several vines grow, however there were on 2 vines that were actually the ruby seedless. The other bared 25lb fruits with seeds that resemble the charleston greys that burpee sells. I think maybe the plants cross polinated or the seeds got mixed up during packaging.
Date published: 2015-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So confused I planted 8 seeds of Red Ruby Hybrid (Seedless) and now have 4 vines. Great! But, I now have 3 melons on 4 vines. #1 is round, green with white stripes, #2 is very oblong and solid pale green, and #3 is round and solid green. Which one is the hybrid seedless? Can't hardly wait to see what's on the inside.
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Low germination rate Of all the seeds in the packet, only one germinated, and it remains to be seen whether that was a Ruby Seedless, or one of the pollinator seeds. They were sown in Burpee starting mix in seed trays, received direct sunlight several hours of the day, and were misted with the rest of the (Burpee but not watermelon) seeds, all of which did germinate and are doing fine, now transplanted into the garden.
Date published: 2012-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Seeds I grew these last year and they were fine. But Burpee does not specify which seeds in the packet are the actual seedless variety seeds, and which ones are the pollinator seeds like other companies do.
Date published: 2012-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOT LIKE I GREW IN 2010 Last year I would have rated this watermelon a "10." It was soooo delicious. Juicy. Extremely sweet. Red. Never tasted anything like it. It weighed over 10 lbs, though. Only the teeny white seeds that seedless watermelons have. The pollinator is a light-green skinned melon and doesn't deserve a rating. Flavorless and pale in color even though it was ripe. I wish I could tell the difference in the seeds. This year, 2011, the melon did poorly. It got too hot too quickly and I think it hurt the planting. As the pollinators formed, I cut them off as they were terrible. I also planted my own pollinator and those grew. Some weighed over 34 lbs. I only had one tiny Ruby and it wasn't worth picking, although we did eat it. I'll try again next year. Of course, I rotate crops so it will be in a different garden area. Why not give a better tasting pollinator?????
Date published: 2011-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time growing watermelon... This was my first time growing watermelons... or anything for that matter and when the time came to operate on a watermelon, I was excited as red juice went all over the counter top. The flesh was a dark red and soft and juicy compared to the less tasty melons at the grocery store. The best watermelon I've ever had. I suppose this melon was a pollinator melon because it had lots of seeds and was long shaped rather than the round shown in the picture. I only have one of the round melons ready to pick off the vine, while I have about 4 pollinators to pick. Nevertheless, these are very good watermelons. I will post pictures as soon as I can of these babies. Thanks Burpee!
Date published: 2009-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Extremly Disappointed!!! I had a beautiful watermelon in the garden. Watched it grow, waiting patiently every day for the day to come that I could pick it and eat it. So the day comes, according to burpee site the melons suppose to be 6-8 lbs. Mine was 14 inches long and weighed in at 11.4 lbs. So I grab my knife and cut into it... only to be extremely disappointed, almost devastated as the inside was slightly red and completely white! and full of dark seeds... Now I am totally bummed for the day and very very disappointed... the 1 GIANT melon outta the bunch was definitely not ready..... :(
Date published: 2009-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not very good producer The sugar babys did not do very well as last year think it might have gotten to hot to fast for them sinc ethey are starting to get brown on the leaves and very few watermelons on them as well as flowers.
Date published: 2009-06-03
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