(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.

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Ali Baba Watermelon

Ali Baba Watermelon WM152

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

Ancient Watermelon WM187

This melon has a green rind and succulent red flesh that is of excellent... Read More
Arkansas Black Watermelon

Arkansas Black Watermelon WM189

85 days. Oblong fruits reach around 18 " in length, 15-20 lb, crimson flesh.... Read More
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
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
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon WM129

70 days. One of the earliest watermelons we know of, superb for the north,... Read More
Carolina Cross 180

Carolina Cross 180 Watermelon WM199

90 days—One of the largest types we sell--oblong fruits have reached 200... Read More
Charleston Gray Watermelon

Charleston Gray Watermelon WM117

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

Chilean Black-Seeded Watermelon WM103

90 days. Very rare! A pre-1910 heirloom that is nearly extinct. It is very... Read More

Chris Cross Watermelon WM140

85-90 days. This heirloom was bred in Montrose, Iowa in 1950 by "Chris"... Read More
Clay County Watermelon

Clay County WM171

Extremely rare heirloom from Clay County, Alabama. Our original seed has... Read More
Colorado Preserving or Red Seeded Citron Watermelon

Colorado Preserving or Red Seeded Citron Watermelon WM142

90 days. This variety of melon was used in the 19th century for making... Read More

Congo Watermelon WM124

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

Cream of Saskatchewan Watermelon WM133

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

Crimson Sweet Watermelon WM115

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

Cypriot Watermelon WW113

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

Desert King Watermelon WM145

85 days. This watermelon produces 20-lb fruit that have a light pea-green... Read More
Dixie Queen

Dixie Queen Watermelon WM114

80 days. Pre-1935 variety, round in shape, can grow up to 50 lbs. Flesh... Read More
Early Moonbeam Watermelon

Early Moonbeam Watermelon WM197

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

Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon WM113

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

Golden Honey Watermelon WM193

80-90 days. Dark Green rind conceals the light golden-yellow flesh which... Read More
Golden Midget Watermelon

Golden Midget Watermelon WM107

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

Golden Russian Watermelon WM190

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

Hamby Watermelon WM175

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

Hopi Yellow Watermelon WM176

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

Irish Grey Watermelon WM188

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

Janosik Watermelon WM204

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

Jubilee Bush Watermelon WM194

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

Jubilee Watermelon WM130

90 days. Long, oval shaped fruit with very tasty flesh that is deep red... Read More
Katanya Watermelon

Katanya Watermelon WM169

60-70 days. Dark green fruit have beautiful rosy red-colored flesh that... Read More
King and Queen Winter Watermelon 2

King and Queen of Winter Watermelon WM203

Storage or “winter” melon that has unusually long shelf-life. Rind is the... Read More
kleckley's sweet

Kleckley's Sweet Watermelon WM106

85 days. Bright red, with a high sugar content, this heirloom has been... Read More
Klondike Blue Ribbon Striped

Klondike Blue Ribbon Striped WM125

85 days. Delicious red flesh that is very sweet and crisp; has been a family... Read More
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
Ledmon Watermelon 3

Ledmon Watermelon WM177

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

Makataan Watermelon WW134

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

Melitopolski Watermelon WM134

An early variety from the Volga river region of Russia. Round, 10" fruit... Read More
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
Missouri Heirloom Yellow Flesh Watermelon

Missouri Heirloom Yellow Flesh Watermelon WM159

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

Montenegro Man Watermelon WM182

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

Moon and Stars Watermelon WM121

95 days. Legendary Heirloom Variety rediscovered in Macon, Missouri. Can... Read More
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
Mountain Hoosier

Mountain Hoosier Watermelon WM105

85 days. Large melons can grow up to 80 lbs. Dark green rind and very sweet,... Read More
Navajo Winter Watermelon

Navajo Winter Watermelon WM185

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

Orange Flesh Tendersweet Watermelon WM131

90 days. Excellent, deep orange flesh; very sweet and crisp, flavor lives... Read More
Orangeglo Watermelon 3

Orangeglo Watermelon WM127

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

Osh Kirgizia Watermelon WM109

Unique fruit have a yellow/lime-colored rind with jagged deep green stripes.... Read More
Peacock Striped

Peacock Striped Watermelon WM126

87 days. A good-sized melon with fine-textured, bright red flesh; another... Read More
Picnic Watermelon

Picnic Watermelon WM141

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

Royal Golden Watermelon WM160

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

Scaly Bark Watermelon WM174

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

Stone Mountain Watermelon WM164

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

Strawberry Watermelon WM196

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

Sugar Baby Bush Watermelon WM198

Here is an exciting variety for small gardens; the dwarf vines only grow... Read More
Sugar Baby Watermelon

Sugar Baby Watermelon WM132

79 days. The #1 icebox sized melon! Early! 6-10 lb. melons are great for... Read More
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
Sweet Siberian Watermelon

Sweet Siberian Watermelon WM167

80-90 days. Luscious, apricot-colored flesh is very sweet and flavorful.... Read More
Takii Gem Watermelon

Takii Gem Watermelon WM155

Extinct commercially until we reintroduced it, this variety was given to... Read More
Tendergold Watermelon 2

Tendergold Watermelon WM195

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

Thai Baby Watermelon WM143

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

Thai Rom Dao Watermelon WM163

Small fruit weigh about 5 lbs. A striped green rind and bright red flesh... Read More
Tom Watson Watermelon

Tom Watson Watermelon WM104

87 days Large, 20 to 40-lb fruit with sweet, crisp, dark red flesh. The... Read More
White Sugar Lump Watermelon

White Sugar Lump Watermelon WM166

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

White Wonder Watermelon WM150

80 days Beautiful, snow-white flesh is so pale it's almost transparent!... Read More
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
Wilson's Sweet

Wilson's Sweet Watermelon WM161

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