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Mountain Sweet Watermelon Seeds (Citrullus lanatus cv.)

$3.95
Item #:
600766
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Item #:
600766
Availability:
Currently not available.

Description

Harvested from the gardens at Monticello.
By the 1840's Mountain Sweet Watermelon was extremely popular in the Mid-Atlantic States and, because it shipped well, was grown almost exclusively for the Philadelphia and New York City markets.  The large melons are round to slightly pear-shaped and the bright scarlet-red flesh is extremely sweet.

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 to Part Shade Direct Sow 1" Thin to 4' apart, rows 5'; or hills 4-6' 90-95 12-18"H

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