85 days. Flesh is a gorgeous strawberry pink, ripening to within a half-inch of the rind, and usually has very few seeds. Fine grained, distinctively flavored and super sweet; it is classed among the best-tasting by those who have tried it. The oblong, striped fruit reaches 15-25 pounds. With moderate disease resistance, this variety deserves to be the star of your summer garden. Originally selected from a Florida heirloom by Walt Childs and introduced in 1989 by our good friends at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Outstanding!
- Full Sun
- Sprouts in 5-10 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70-95 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/2-1 inch
- Plant Spacing: 3'
- Frost Hardy: No
- Citrullus vulgaris
Growing Tips: Direct seed, or set out indoor-started transplants after last frost date when really warm weather has arrived. Needs rich soil (amend with compost) and plenty of moisture.