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.

 
 
Fairfax

Fairfax Watermelon WM101

86 days. 30-40 lb. fruit that are oblong, and have a striped, thin, tough... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
Mississippi Cobb Gem Watermelon

Mississippi Cobb Gem Watermelon WM181

85-90 days. Local selection of Cobb's Gem, reputed to be even bigger and... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Sweet Siberian Watermelon

Sweet Siberian Watermelon WM167

80-90 days. Luscious, apricot-colored flesh is very sweet and flavorful.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Long Milky Way - Moon and Stars Watermelon

Long Milky Way - Moon and Stars Watermelon WM153

95 days. Brilliant red, sweet and crisp, this elongated variety of the... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Ledmon

Ledmon Watermelon WM177

Renowned watermelon developed in South Carolina by J.E. Lednum in the early... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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Montenegro Man Watermelon WM182

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

Picnic Watermelon WM141

90-100 days. These beautiful, oval melons have dark green, glossy rinds... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Orange Flesh Tendersweet

Orange Flesh Tendersweet Watermelon WM131

90 days. Excellent, deep orange flesh; very sweet and crisp, flavor lives... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
wm140

Chris Cross Watermelon WM140

85-90 days. This heirloom was bred in Montrose, Iowa in 1950 by "Chris"... 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
 
seal1

Irish Grey Watermelon WM188

85 days. Oblong fruits of pale green are red-fleshed, sweet and so juicy!... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Golden Honey Watermelon

Golden Honey Watermelon WM193

80-90 days. Dark Green rind conceals the light golden-yellow flesh which... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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
 
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
 
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
 
Melitopolski

Melitopolski Watermelon WM134

An early variety from the Volga river region of Russia. Round, 10" fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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
         
 
 
$2.50
 
wm195

Tendergold Watermelon WM195

80 days. A fairly early orange-fleshed variety that has great taste and... 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
 
Missouri Heirloom Yellow Flesh

Missouri Heirloom Yellow Flesh Watermelon WM159

We are excited to offer this great old variety from the "Show Me" state.... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
wm124

Congo Watermelon WM124

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

Scaly Bark Watermelon WM174

This truly historic variety was listed in the1885 Retail Catalogue of the... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
Hopi Yellow Watermelon

Hopi Yellow Watermelon WM176

This variety from the Hopi people has bright, golden-yellow flesh that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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
 
 
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