(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.
SEED TO HILL
To 3-4 Plants
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.
bulk orders will be sent with a "fruit blotch" statement of waiver)
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