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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

$3.10

  • Organic
  • Round fruits grow to 6-12 pounds
  • Deep scarlet flesh, dark green-black rind
  • Super sweet, juicy, and crunchy
  • Perfect for short season areas; also does well in hot humid climates
  • 65-75 days

Gorgeous green-black round fruits weigh 6-12 pounds. Deep scarlet flesh is super sweet, juicy, and crunchy. Perfect for short season areas; also does well in hot humid climates. Bred by SSE member Glenn Drowns in the 1970s when he lived in northern Idaho, where summer nights average 43°F. 65-75 days.

This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.

Packet of 25 seeds from Seed Savers Exchange

In stock (can be backordered)

Description

Planting 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.