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. 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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Ali Baba Watermelon

Ali Baba Watermelon WM152

Our favorite watermelon! We introduced this fine variety about 12 years... Read More
 
Ali Baba Watermelon - 1 oz

Ali Baba Watermelon - 1 oz WM152C

Our favorite watermelon! We introduced this fine variety about 12 years... Read More
 
Art Combe's Ancient Watermelon

Art Combe's Ancient Watermelon WM187

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

Bingo Watermelon WM212

This tasty Polish heirloom stood out in our 2016 watermelon taste tests... 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.... 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
 
Blacktail Mountain Watermelon - 1 oz

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon - 1 oz WM129C

70 days. One of the earliest watermelons we know of; superb for the North,... Read More
 
Bozeman Watermelon

Bozeman Watermelon WM205

80 days. Hurray for this delicious short season watermelon developed in... Read More
 
Carolina Cross 180 Watermelon

Carolina Cross 180 Watermelon WM199

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

Charleston Gray Watermelon WM117

87 days. One of the best All-American watermelons of all time! Super-sweet... Read More
 
Clay County Yellow Meat

Clay County Yellow Meat 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

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 Watermelon

Crimson Sweet Watermelon WM115

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

Cypriot Watermelon WW113

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

Desert King Watermelon WM145

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

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 very productive yellow- fleshed watermelon, very... Read More
 
Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon

Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon WM113

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

Golden Midget Watermelon WM107

70 days. A beautiful miniature watermelon that weighs around 3 lbs. It’s... Read More
 
Hamby Watermelon

Hamby Watermelon WM175

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

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 Watermelon

Jubilee Watermelon WM130

90 days. Long, oval-shaped fruit with very sweet flesh that is deep red... Read More
 
Kaho Watermelon

Kaho Watermelon WM214

75 days. This is one of the best finds from our trip to Japan. The Kaho... Read More
 
Kleckley's Sweet Watermelon

Kleckley's Sweet Watermelon WM106

85 days. Bright red, with a high sugar content, this heirloom has been... Read More
 
Ledmon Watermelon

Ledmon Watermelon WM177

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

Makataan Watermelon WW134

Exclusive listing with Baker Creek! This rare and unusual preserving melon... Read More
 
Mississippi Cobb Gem Watermelon

Mississippi Cobb Gem Watermelon WM181

85-90 days. Local selection of Kolb’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
 
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; these... Read More
 
Mountain Sweet Yellow Watermelon

Mountain Sweet Yellow Watermelon WM213

90 days. A top choice for growers in the North, this is a yellow fleshed... Read More
 
Navajo Red Watermelon

Navajo Red Watermelon WM201

A supremely drought tolerant variety grown by the Navajo Nation. This medium... Read More
 
Navajo Winter Watermelon

Navajo Winter Watermelon WM185

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

Orange Flesh Tendersweet Watermelon WM131

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

Orangeglo Watermelon WM127

85 days. Beautiful, deep orange flesh; very sweet, excellent, almost... Read More
 
Orangeglo Watermelon - 1 oz

Orangeglo Watermelon - 1 oz WM127C

85 days. Beautiful, deep orange flesh; very sweet, excellent, almost... 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 Watermelon

Scaly Bark Watermelon WM174

This truly historic variety was listed in the1884 retail catalogue of... 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 Watermelon

Sugar Baby Bush Watermelon WM198

An ideal plant for gardeners with limited space, the vines of sugar baby... Read More
 
Sugar Baby Watermelon

Sugar Baby Watermelon WM132

79 days. The most popular icebox-sized melon among gardeners! Early,... Read More
 
Sweet Dakota Rose Watermelon

Sweet Dakota Rose Watermelon WM200

80-90 days. The fruits are a medium-large size, with a Crimson Sweet appearance.... Read More
 
Sweet Siberian Watermelon

Sweet Siberian Watermelon WM167

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