(Citrullus lanatus) A Siberian heirloom imported in
1901. J.C. Robinson Seed Co. listed
it in The Cucurbits Illustrated (1937).
Obtained from the USDA by SSE member
Glenn Drowns; reintroduced in 1987 by his
Sand Hill Preservation Center in Calamus,
Iowa. Green oblong watermelons weigh
about 10 pounds. Flesh is very sweet, juicy,
and apricot - colored. 80-85 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.
bulk orders will be sent with a "fruit blotch" statement of waiver)
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