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.

 
 
Crimson Sweet

Crimson Sweet Watermelon WM115

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

Fairfax Watermelon WM101

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

Charleston Gray Watermelon WM117

87 days. This popular variety dates to 1954. The long gray-green fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
wm124

Congo Watermelon WM124

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

Peacock Striped Watermelon WM126

87 days. A good-sized melon with fine-textured, bright red flesh; another... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Desert King

Desert King Watermelon WM145

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

Tom Watson Watermelon WM104

87 days Large, 20 to 40-lb fruit with sweet, crisp, dark red flesh. The... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Klondike Blue Ribbon Striped

Klondike Blue Ribbon Striped Watermelon WM125

85 days. Delicious red flesh that is very sweet and crisp; has been a family... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Orange Flesh Tendersweet

Orange Flesh Tendersweet Watermelon WM131

90 days. Excellent, deep orange flesh; very sweet and crisp, flavor lives... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Royal Golden

Royal Golden Watermelon WM160

The most beautiful watermelon we carry; the rind of this heirloom turns... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Early Moonbeam Watermelon

Early Moonbeam Watermelon WM197

75-80 days. Early and productive yellow-fleshed watermelon, very sweet... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Kolb's Gem or American Champion

Kolb's Gem or American Champion Watermelon WM102

100 days. Huge melons that have grown as large as 130 lbs.! This variety... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Kleckley's Sweet

Kleckley's Sweet Watermelon WM106

85 days. Bright red, with a high sugar content, this heirloom has been... 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
 
Georgia Rattlesnake

Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon WM113

90 days. A longtime Southern favorite, thought to have been developed in... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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
 
Moon and Stars

Moon and Stars Watermelon WM121

95 days. Legendary Heirloom Variety rediscovered in Macon, Missouri. Can... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Moon and Stars Yellow Flesh

Moon and Stars Yellow Flesh Watermelon WM122

90-95 days. Rare, this is the yellow-meated strain of this fine heirloom;... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Jubilee

Jubilee Watermelon WM130

90 days. Long, oval shaped fruit with very tasty flesh that is deep red... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Sugar Baby Watermelon

Sugar Baby Watermelon WM132

79 days. The #1 icebox sized melon! Early! 6-10 lb. melons are great for... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Cream of Saskatchewan

Cream of Saskatchewan Watermelon WM133

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