(Citrullus lanatus) (aka Sun, Moon & Stars) Created a sensation when
Seed Savers Exchange disseminated this legendary
long-lost variety. Kent Whealy searched for years
before rediscovering it on Merle Van Doren’s farm
near Macon, Missouri. The 15" dark green oval fruits
are covered with pea-sized bright yellow “stars” and
usually one larger “moon.” Foliage is also spotted.
The fruits have sweet pink flesh and brown seeds.
SEEDS 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)