(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. The origins of the watermelon are steeped in mystery. It is known to be native to Africa, where wild bitter fruits were selected for better eating quality. The fruits were spread to Europe and the Americas by multiple sources, with major changes in shape, size and flavor occurring along their travels across the globe and over time. Some believe that the ancient Native Americans also independently selected their own watermelon from native American wild cucurbits--true American Watermelons.
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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