Watermelon, Chris Cross Organic

Catalog #1239A

4001

(Citrullus lanatus) 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.

DIRECT SEED
1/2" Deep
SEED TO HILL
6-8 Seeds
THIN
To 3-4 Plants
LIGHT
Full Sun

Green Thumb Tip
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.

(Please note: bulk orders will be sent with a "fruit blotch" statement of waiver)

Price:  Free!