watermelon

Watermelon

(Citrullus vulgaris) We’re #1 in watermelon varieties– check our selection! We carry watermelon seed for wide range of sizes and colors. Plant heirloom watermelon seeds in late spring; the plants thrive in summer heat. A longstanding crop in the South where it was originally transported by slaves from Africa.

 

 

 

 

Sow the seed one-half inch deep outdoors after frost-season is over and soil is warm. Soil should be rich and well-amended with compost or manure. Sow the seed 12 inches  apart, in rows 6 feet apart. They may be started indoors from seed no more than 2-3 weeks prior to setting-out date, and never let watermelon seedlings become root-bound in their pots.

 
 
Ali Baba Watermelon

Ali Baba Watermelon WM152

Our favorite watermelon! We introduced this fine variety about 10 years... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Ancient Watermelon

Ancient Watermelon WM187

This melon has a green rind and succulent red flesh that is of excellent... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Arkansas Black Watermelon

Arkansas Black Watermelon WM189

85 days. Oblong fruits reach around 18 " in length, 15-20 lb, crimson flesh.... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
Black Diamond Yellow-Belly Strain Watermelon

Black Diamond Yellow-Belly Strain Watermelon WM111

90 days. Sweet red flesh; an old variety that can attain great size. Dark... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon WM129

70 days. One of the earliest watermelons we know of, superb for the north,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Carolina Cross 180

Carolina Cross 180 Watermelon WM199

90 days—One of the largest types we sell--oblong fruits have reached 200... Read More
         
 
 
$4.25
 
Charleston Gray

Charleston Gray Watermelon WM117

87 days. This popular variety dates to 1954. The long gray-green fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
wm140

Chris Cross Watermelon WM140

85-90 days. This heirloom was bred in Montrose, Iowa in 1950 by "Chris"... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Colorado Preserving or Reed Seeded Citron

Colorado Preserving or Red Seeded Citron Watermelon WM142

90 days. This variety of melon was used in the 19th century for making... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
wm124

Congo Watermelon WM124

90 days. Large 30 to 40-lb melons: very tough, striped rind. The flesh... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Cream of Saskatchewan

Cream of Saskatchewan Watermelon WM133

80 days. A beautiful little melon with sweet, tasty, cream-colored flesh!... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Crimson Sweet

Crimson Sweet Watermelon WM115

85 days. AAS/Winner-1964, very popular. Crisp and sweet, medium-red flesh,... Read More
         
 
 
$1.75
 
Daisy or Yellow Shipper

Daisy or Yellow Shipper Watermelon WM116

85 days. Very tough rinds make this one of the best yellow varieties for... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Desert King

Desert King Watermelon WM145

85 days. This watermelon produces 20-lb fruit that have a light pea-green... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Dixie Queen

Dixie Queen Watermelon WM114

80 days. Pre-1935 variety, round in shape, can grow up to 50 lbs. Flesh... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Early Moonbeam Watermelon

Early Moonbeam Watermelon WM197

75-80 days. Early and productive yellow-fleshed watermelon, very sweet... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Fairfax

Fairfax Watermelon WM101

86 days. 30-40 lb. fruit that are oblong, and have a striped, thin, tough... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Georgia Rattlesnake

Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon WM113

90 days. A longtime Southern favorite, thought to have been developed in... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Golden Honey Watermelon

Golden Honey Watermelon WM193

New! 80-90 days. Dark Green rind conceals the light golden-yellow flesh... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Golden Midget Watermelon

Golden Midget Watermelon WM107

70 days. A beautiful miniature watermelon that weighs around 3 lbs. It's... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Golden Russian Watermelon

Golden Russian Watermelon WM190

A new introduction we received from our Ukrainian connection. It has a... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
Hopi Yellow Watermelon

Hopi Yellow Watermelon WM176

NEW! This variety from the Hopi people has bright, golden-yellow flesh... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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Irish Grey Watermelon WM188

85 days. Oblong fruits of pale green are red-fleshed, sweet and so juicy!... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Janosik Watermelon

Janosik Watermelon WM204

80 days. Yellow-fleshed Polish variety. Oblong fruits to about 10 lbs.... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
 
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