Watermelon, Blacktail Mountain
- Round fruits grow to 6-12 pounds
- Deep scarlet flesh, dark green-black rind
- Super sweet, juicy, and crunchy
- Perfect for short season areas; also does well in hot humid climates
- 65-75 days
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
Bred by SSE member Glenn Drowns in the 1970s when he lived in northern Idaho, where summer nights average 43°F. Gorgeous green-black round fruits weigh 6-12 pounds. Deep scarlet flesh is super sweet, juicy, and crunchy. Perfect for short season areas; also does well in hot humid climates. 65-75 days.
Learn to Grow it
Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Thin: To 3-4 Plants
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 8' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 4 weeks before transplanting out. Watermelons love heat and prefer sandy or light-textured soils.