(Citrullus lanatus) (aka Dixie Belle) Southern favorite introduced in
1923 by Hastings Seed Company of Atlanta, Georgia.
One of the most popular watermelons during the
1930s and 1940s but now scarce. Round dark green
fruits with sweet pink flesh average 30 pounds. Thick
rind resists splitting, good choice for shipping or
storage. Rind is also excellent for pickling. 80-95 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.
(Please note: bulk orders will be sent with a "fruit blotch" statement of waiver)