Nemesia – Juicy Fruits® Watermelon
Dead-Heading Not Necessary
Self-cleaning, no deadheading necessary. Plants may be trimmed back with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears at anytime, although this is not usually necessary. Plants may flush out of flower if night temperatures begin to stay in the upper 70's or above. If this happens a light trim to shape them would be good. The trim will increase branching and will result in more flowers once the temperatures fall and the plants begin flowering again.
A yearly application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.
Great in landscapes and containers
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Flower Form Container, Landscape
pH A - pH 5.5 - 5.8
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 0.6 - 0.9
Fertilization 150 - 200
Light Requirements High
Water Requirements Dry to Moderate
Rooting Out Temperature 65 - 72° Fahrenheit
Growing On Temperature 55 - 65° Fahrenheit
Holding Temperature 40 - 50° Fahrenheit
Planting and Timing Information
Early Spring to Summer Finish. Standard PPP.
Finishing Times [weeks]
4-5" and Quart Pot : 4-6
6" and Gallon Pot : 5-7
7-9" Pot : 7-9
10-12" and Two Gallon Pot : 10-12
Pinching and Growth Regulators
For pots 6" and smaller pinch at transplanting only. For hanging baskets and pots larger than 6" soft pinch at planting, additional pinches as needed. Sumagic at 5-10 ppm is effective at controlling growth if needed. Cold temperatures will also control growth.
Pest and Disease Management
General pest and disease practices as listed in notes. Juicy Fruit is sensitive to pythium, phytopthera, and thelaviopsis. Maintaining proper pH (5.5-5.8) and good sanitation practices will help alleviate problems. Increased air circulation, proper water management and good soil porosity are also critical. Rhapsody or copper based fungicide has been found to be effective in preventing erwinia. Agrimycin is also effective as a preventative for controlling erwinia.
Water early in the morning and maintain low humidity. Thrip control is necessary because Juicy Fruits are susceptible to INSV.
-Preventive fungicides are recommended at transplant.
-High light required at production.
-Air circulation, proper water management, and good soil porosity are critical.
-Water early in the morning and maintain low humidity.
Air circulation and proper water management are critical.