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Moon and Stars Watermelon Seeds (Citrullus lanatus cv.)

$2.95
Item #:
631004
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.
Item #:
631004
Availability:
Usually ships in 2-3 business days.

Description

The Moon and Stars Watermelon has a dark green rind speckled with tiny yellow “stars” and an occasional large yellow patch, or "moon".  Released by the seed-house of Peter Henderson and Co. of New Jersey in 1926, its rediscovery in 1981 on a farm near Macon, Missouri, was a victory for heirloom seed savers, who had spent nearly a decade in search of this curious and delicious melon.

Direct sow seeds in hills or rows after the last spring frost; for hills, sow 6-8 seeds per 12"-wide hill, then thin to the best 3 plants per hill.  To grow in a shorter season, start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost.  Watermelons prefer light, fertile soil on the dry side.  Approximately 10 seeds per packet.

 Exposure  Planting Method  Planting Depth  Plant Spacing  Days to Maturity  Size at Maturity 
Full Sun Direct Sow 1/2" Thin to plants 4' apart, rows 6'; or hills 6-8' apart 90-95 12-18"H

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