(Citrullus lanatus) Introduced by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange
in 1987. Foliage and fruits are spotted with yellow,
just like the original Van Doren strain, but flesh
is yellow and seeds are white. Sweet fruits up to
24" long and 16 pounds in weight. Shows some
tolerance to disease and drought. 95 days.
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)