Watermelon, Stone Mountain Organic

Catalog #1531A

4634

(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.

DIRECT SEED
1/2" Deep
SEED 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!