Moon & Stars (Cherokee) Watermelon
- Elongated fruits grow to 24 inches long
- Fruits weigh up to 10-16 pounds
- Sweet pink flesh
- Speckled rind with "moon" and "star" markings
- 95 days
Eye-popping and scrumptious with bright pink sweet flesh and black seeds, this variety produces fruits that are about 2' long and weigh 10-16 pounds. Introduced in 1924 as Sun, Moon and Stars by Peter Henderson & Co of New York. This strain is from Mereel Hales of Oklahoma who feels it is a pure example of the original variety Hales received it from a Cherokee man in Mississippi. 95 days.
Learn to Grow Moon & Stars (Cherokee) 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
Beautiful and sweet
Here in East Tennessee these watermelons grew large with only the natural rain fall. The ripe flesh was delicious. This is my new favorite melon to grow.
Lovely statement plant for the garden and sweet
by Polly G
I only got one fruit, but it was 12 lbs and wonderful. I live in MN so not really watermelon territory . Not mealy, and sweet and crunchy. Even the leaves are speckled and I would grow it again just for the ornamental value.