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.

 
 
Mountain Hoosier

Mountain Hoosier Watermelon

WM105
85 days. Large melons can grow up to 80 lbs. Dark green rind and very sweet,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Takii Gem Watermelon

Takii Gem Watermelon

WM155
Extinct commercially until we reintroduced it, this variety was given to... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
wm195

Tendergold Watermelon

WM195
New! 80 days. A fairly early orange-fleshed variety that has great taste... 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
 
Ledmon

Ledmon Watermelon

WM177
Renowned watermelon developed in South Carolina by J.E. Lednum in the early... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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
 
 
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
 
Peacock Striped

Peacock Striped Watermelon

WM126
87 days. A good-sized melon with fine-textured, bright red flesh; another... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Golden Honey Watermelon

Golden Honey Watermelon

WM193
New! 80-90 days. Dark Green rind conceals the light golden-yellow flesh... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
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
 
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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
 
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
 
 
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
 
Japanese Cream Fleshed Suika Watermelon

Japanese Cream Fleshed Suika Watermelon

WM168
85 days. A small Japanese type watermelon. 6-12 lb ice-box-sized fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Malali

Malali Watermelon

WM172
A sugary-sweet watermelon from Israel; this variety is great for warm climates.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
 
Melitopolski

Melitopolski Watermelon

WM134
New! An early variety from the Volga river region of Russia. Round, 10"... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Mississippi Cobb Gem Watermelon

Mississippi Cobb Gem Watermelon

WM181
New! 85-90 days. Local selection of Cobb's Gem, reputed to be even bigger... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Fairfax

Fairfax Watermelon

WM101
86 days. 30-40 lb. fruit that are oblong, and have a striped, thin, tough... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
 
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Early Moonbeam Watermelon

WM197
75-80 days. Early and productive yellow-fleshed watermelon, very sweet... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
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
 
Texas Golden Watermelon

Texas Golden Watermelon

WM179
New! A beautiful melon that is filled with delicious golden flesh, sweet... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
 
Scaly Bark

Scaly Bark Watermelon

WM174
This truly historic variety was listed in the1885 Retail Catalogue of the... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
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Montenegro Man Watermelon

WM182
80 days. Outstanding ice-box-type watermelon that we received from the... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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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