Watermelon, Moon & Stars (Van Doren) Organic

Catalog #0266A

4837

(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. 88–90 days.

DIRECT SEED
1/2" Deep
SEEDS 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!