Watermelon, Kolb's Gem or American Champion
100 days. A mammoth watermelon, equally suited to summertime picnics and competitions! This variety has been known to produce melons as large as 130 pounds. The nearly round fruit with bright red flesh dates back to 1880s Alabama.
- 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 lanatus
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.