Watermelon, Chris Cross

Citrullus lanatus
$2.99 to $27.50
SKU: 1239
  • Round fruits grow to 15-20 pounds
  • Pink flesh and pale green skin with jagged dark green stripes
  • Moderately sweet flavor

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

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Family heirloom from Montrose, Iowa that was once thought to be lost. The result of a cross between Hawksbury and Dixie Queen made by Chris Christensen in 1950. Reliable yields of 15-20 pound nearly round pale green fruits with jagged dark green stripes. Moderately sweet. 85-90 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.