(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
Ancient Watermelon

Ancient Watermelon WM187

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

Arkansas Black Watermelon WM189

85 days. Oblong fruits reach around 18 " in length, 15-20 lb, crimson flesh.... Read More
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
Black Seeded Ice Cream Watermelon

Black Seeded Ice Cream Watermelon WM170

90 days. A sweet-flavored, pink-fleshed watermelon that has a pale greenish... Read More
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon WM129

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

Carolina Cross 180 Watermelon WM199

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

Charleston Gray Watermelon WM117

87 days. This popular variety dates to 1954. The long gray-green fruit... Read More
Chilean Black Seedless

Chilean Black-Seeded Watermelon WM103

90 days. Very rare! A pre-1910 heirloom that is nearly extinct. It is very... Read More

Chris Cross Watermelon WM140

85-90 days. This heirloom was bred in Montrose, Iowa in 1950 by "Chris"... Read More
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

Congo Watermelon WM124

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

Cream of Saskatchewan Watermelon WM133

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

Crimson Sweet Watermelon WM115

85 days. AAS/Winner-1964, very popular. Crisp and sweet, medium-red flesh,... Read More
Cypriot Watermelon

Cypriot Watermelon WW113

Citrullus lanatus We discovered this classic Cypriot watermelon in 1996... Read More
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
Desert King Watermelon

Desert King Watermelon WM145

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

Dixie Queen Watermelon WM114

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

Early Moonbeam Watermelon WM197

75-80 days. Early and productive yellow-fleshed watermelon, very sweet... Read More
Georgia Rattlesnake

Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon WM113

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

Golden Honey Watermelon WM193

80-90 days. Dark Green rind conceals the light golden-yellow flesh which... Read More
Golden Midget Watermelon

Golden Midget Watermelon WM107

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

Golden Russian Watermelon WM190

An introduction we received from our Ukrainian connection. It has a dark... Read More
Hopi Yellow Watermelon

Hopi Yellow Watermelon WM176

This variety from the Hopi people has bright, golden-yellow flesh that... Read More
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