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.

 
 
Ali Baba Watermelon

Ali Baba Watermelon WM152

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

Ancient Watermelon WM187

This melon has a green rind and succulent red flesh that is of excellent... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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
 
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
 
Black Seeded Ice Cream Watermelon

Black Seeded Ice Cream Watermelon WM170

90 days. A sweet-flavored, pink-fleshed watermelon that has a pale greenish... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
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
 
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
 
Charleston Gray

Charleston Gray Watermelon WM117

87 days. This popular variety dates to 1954. The long gray-green fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
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Chilean Black-Seeded Watermelon WM103

90 days. Very rare! A pre-1910 heirloom that is nearly extinct. It is very... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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Chris Cross Watermelon WM140

85-90 days. This heirloom was bred in Montrose, Iowa in 1950 by "Chris"... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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
 
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Congo Watermelon WM124

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

Cream of Saskatchewan Watermelon WM133

80 days. A beautiful little melon with sweet, tasty, cream-colored flesh!... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Crimson Sweet

Crimson Sweet Watermelon WM115

85 days. AAS/Winner-1964, very popular. Crisp and sweet, medium-red flesh,... Read More
         
 
 
$2.00
 
 Cypriot Watermelon

Cypriot Watermelon WW113

Citrullus lanatus We discovered this classic Cypriot watermelon in 1996... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
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
 
Desert King Watermelon

Desert King Watermelon WM145

85 days. This watermelon produces 20-lb fruit that have a light pea-green... 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
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Early Moonbeam Watermelon

Early Moonbeam Watermelon WM197

75-80 days. Early and productive yellow-fleshed watermelon, very sweet... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Georgia Rattlesnake

Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon WM113

90 days. A longtime Southern favorite, thought to have been developed in... 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
 
Golden Midget Watermelon

Golden Midget Watermelon WM107

70 days. A beautiful miniature watermelon that weighs around 3 lbs. It's... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Golden Russian Watermelon

Golden Russian Watermelon WM190

An introduction we received from our Ukrainian connection. It has a dark... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
Hamby Watermelon

Hamby Watermelon WM175

NEW! A true Ozark heirloom watermelon! This strain was reportedly perfected... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Hopi Yellow Watermelon

Hopi Yellow Watermelon WM176

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

Janosik Watermelon WM204

80 days. Yellow-fleshed Polish variety. Oblong fruits to about 10 lbs.... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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
 
Jubilee Bush Watermelon

Jubilee Bush Watermelon WM194

90 days. Bush-type plant spreads 3-5 feet. 10 to 13 pound oblong fruit... 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
 
Katanya Watermelon

Katanya Watermelon WM169

60-70 days. Dark green fruit have beautiful rosy red-colored flesh that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
King and Queen Winter Watermelon

King and Queen Winter Watermelon WM203

Storage or “winter” melon that has unusually long shelf-life. Rind is the... 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
 
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
 
Ledmon

Ledmon Watermelon WM177

Renowned watermelon developed in South Carolina by J.E. Lednum in the early... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Makataan Watemelon

Makataan Watermelon WW134

Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! This rare and unusual preserving melon... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
Melitopolski

Melitopolski Watermelon WM134

An early variety from the Volga river region of Russia. Round, 10" fruit... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
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
 
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
 
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Montenegro Man Watermelon WM182

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

Moon and Stars Watermelon WM121

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

Moon and Stars Yellow Flesh Watermelon WM122

90-95 days. Rare, this is the yellow-meated strain of this fine heirloom;... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
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
 
Navajo Winter Watermelon

Navajo Winter Watermelon WM185

85 days. Thick light green to striped rind; medium pink to red crisp, sweet... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Orange Flesh Tendersweet

Orange Flesh Tendersweet Watermelon WM131

90 days. Excellent, deep orange flesh; very sweet and crisp, flavor lives... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Orangeglo

Orangeglo Watermelon WM127

85 days. Beautiful, deep orange flesh; very sweet, excellent, almost tropical... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Osh Kirgizia Watermelon

Osh Kirgizia Watermelon WM109

Unique fruit have a yellow/lime-colored rind with jagged deep green stripes.... 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
 
Picnic Watermelon

Picnic Watermelon WM141

90-100 days. These beautiful, oval melons have dark green, glossy rinds... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Royal Golden Watermelon

Royal Golden Watermelon WM160

The most beautiful watermelon we carry; the rind of this heirloom turns... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
Scaly Bark

Scaly Bark Watermelon WM174

This truly historic variety was listed in the1885 Retail Catalogue of the... Read More
         
 
 
$4.00
 
Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Watermelon WM164

A legendary commercial melon from the early 20th century. Stone Mountain... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Strawberry Watermelon

Strawberry Watermelon WM196

85 days. Flesh is a gorgeous strawberry pink, ripening to within a half-inch... Read More
         
 
 
$2.75
 
Sugar Baby Bush

Sugar Baby Bush Watermelon WM198

Here is an exciting variety for small gardens; the dwarf vines only grow... 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
 
Sweet Dakota Rose Watermelon

Sweet Dakota Rose Watermelon WM200

80-90 days—One of the best-tasting and most reliable newer open-pollinated... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Sweet Siberian Watermelon

Sweet Siberian Watermelon WM167

80-90 days. Luscious, apricot-colored flesh is very sweet and flavorful.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
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

80 days. A fairly early orange-fleshed variety that has great taste and... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Thai Baby Watermelon

Thai Baby Watermelon WM143

This is the variety used in Thailand when they are about 3inches long.... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Thai Rom Dao

Thai Rom Dao Watermelon WM163

Small fruit weigh about 5 lbs. A striped green rind and bright red flesh... Read More
         
 
 
$2.25
 
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
 
White Sugar Lump

White Sugar Lump Watermelon WM166

We at last have a limited supply of seed for this very rare melon. The... Read More
         
 
 
$3.50
 
White Wonder

White Wonder Watermelon WM150

80 days Beautiful, snow-white flesh is so pale it's almost transparent!... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
Will's Sugar Watermelon

Will's Sugar Watermelon WM157

90 days. Small, 10-lb. fruit are oval in shape, with dark-green, mottled... Read More
         
 
 
$3.00
 
Wilson's Sweet

Wilson's Sweet Watermelon WM161

80 days. Very unique spotted rind, with very crisp, sweet red flesh that... Read More
         
 
 
$2.50
 
 
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