Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

Citrullus lanatus | SKU: 0967A
2 Reviews
$3.25 to $8.25
  • Organic
  • Round fruits grow to 6-12 pounds
  • Deep scarlet flesh, dark green-black rind
  • Super sweet, juicy, and crunchy
  • Perfect for short season areas; also does well in hot humid climates
  • 65-75 days

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

$3.25 to $8.25

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Item Details

Gorgeous green-black round fruits weigh 6-12 pounds. Deep scarlet flesh is super sweet, juicy, and crunchy. Perfect for short season areas; also does well in hot humid climates. Bred by SSE member Glenn Drowns in the 1970s when he lived in northern Idaho, where summer nights average 43°F. 65-75 days.

Learn to Grow Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep

Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds

Thin: To 3-4 Plants

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - 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.

Ratings & Reviews

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Good overall watermelon


Great watermelon plant that I have used 5 plus years. I like it because I get it in the ground about 2-3 weeks earlier than my other warm weather crops. Living mid south this is perfect to start early and harvest nicely. I have found whatever I put in my soil does come into the taste of the watermelon. One year I used a pesticide that had a salty smell and sure enough my melons had a hint of salt in them. Very productive for a small garden space and a lot of seeds can be harvested.

One of the best watermelons you can grow


This is a great heirloom watermelon. They look like black volleyballs growing and the taste is superb. Very sweet watermelon flavor and crispy fine grain flesh.