Watermelon, Sweet Siberian Organic

Catalog #0454A

5312

(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.

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.

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Price:  Free!