Sweet Siberian Watermelon
- Oblong fruits grow to 10 pounds
- Apricot-orange flesh
- Very sweet and juicy
- 80-85 days
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
A Russian variety first offered by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1898. Obtained from the SSE member Glenn Drowns who introduced it into the Seed Savers Exchange in 1987. Green oblong watermelons weigh about 10 pounds. Flesh is very sweet, juicy, and apricot-colored. 80-85 days.
Learn to Grow Sweet Siberian 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
Refreshing orange watermelon
by The Chef
We had an early frost that damaged alot of our watermelons but this one held up pretty well. I will say it is very seedy but the flesh is fine grained, light orange and unusual tasting. Starts out like a sweet yellow watermelon then you get hints of citrus and cucumber, really refreshing.