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.

 
 
Colorado Preserving or Reed Seeded Citron

Colorado Preserving or Reed Seeded Citron Watermelon

WM142
90 days. This variety of melon was used in the 19th century for making... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
wm140

Chris Cross Watermelon

WM140
85-90 days. This heirloom was bred in Montrose, Iowa in 1950 by "Chris"... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Charleston Gray

Charleston Gray Watermelon

WM117
87 days. This popular variety dates to 1954. The long gray-green fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
 
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
 
Ancient Watermelon

Ancient Watermelon

WM187
This melon has a green rind and succulent red flesh that is of excellent... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Ali Baba Watermelon

Ali Baba Watermelon

WM152
Our favorite watermelon! We introduced this fine variety about 10 years... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
 
 
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