Create your very own historically inspired garden with this packet of Watermelon Seeds. Introduced around 1870, this much beloved Southern variety has become rare. Large, oblong melons (25-30 lb.) have thin, brittle, pale green rinds with “rattlesnake” striping. Flesh is rosy red and very sweet.
FULL SUN – Sow seed in late spring after all danger of frost has passed and the soil is warm several inches below the surface. Plant 8-10 seeds, 1 in. deep in hills that are spaced 8 ft. apart. Germinates in 10-14 days depending on soil and weather conditions. When seedlings are 2 in. high, thin leaving the 4 strongest plants in each hill. Well-rotted manure mixed into the bottom of each hill will stimulate growth and substantially increase yield.
- 3 g Seed Packet
- Citrullis Lanatus
- Plant 8 feet apart at 1 inch depth
- 10-14 Days to Germination
- Matures in 85-95 days
- Made in the USA
Eighteenth-century Williamsburg was the home of many ardent gardeners and plant collectors who often exchanged seeds with fellow enthusiasts in Great Britain. Gardeners obtained their seeds from store merchants or from traveling seedsmen. Today, the Colonial Williamsburg seed program continues the tradition by offering many varieties grown in the 18th century.