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.

 
 
wm124

Congo Watermelon

WM124
90 days. Large 30 to 40-lb melons: very tough, striped rind. The flesh... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
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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