(Citrullus lanatus) Traditional Russian variety introduced to American
gardeners by SSE in 1991. Round 10-12" fruits with
a very dark green rind and sweet red flesh. Early
maturing variety that is well suited for northerly
gardens and high altitudes. Great little icebox
melon, holds for several weeks after picking. 80-90
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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