- Oblong fruits grow to 25 pounds
- Orange flesh
- Sugary, sweet, crisp flesh
- Reliable producer
- 90-100 days
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
An extraordinary watermelon offered by the Willhite Seed Company in the early 1960s. Fiery orange flesh is sugary, delicious, and crisp. Large oblong fruits average 25 pounds. A reliable producer and Heritage Farm favorite. 90-100 days.
Learn to Grow it
Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart
Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
Germination: 5-30 Days
Light: Full Sun - These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.
Watermelon seeds can be sown directly into the ground or planted indoors in soil trays or pots 4 weeks before planting them outside. This is a heat loving plant, so make sure that all chance of frost has passed and the soil has warmed before planting them outdoors. Watermelon seeds germinate in 4-10 days and can be planted outdoors in hills that are 12 inches across and 8 feet apart. Sow 6-8 seeds per hill at around 1/2 inch deep and thin the hill to 3-4 plants as the vines grow. If you are transplanting your watermelon, plant them in rows that allow ample room for vines to spread. This variety should be mature in 90-100 days.