Organic Chris Cross Watermelon, 1950 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Organic Chris Cross Watermelon, 1950 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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Product description

The Seed Savers Exchange - Family heirloom from Montrose, Iowa that was once thought to be lost. The result of a cross between Hawkesbury and Dixie Queen was made by Chris Christensen in 1950. Reliable yields of 15-20 pound nearly round pale green fruits with jagged dark green stripes. Moderately sweet. 85-90 days. 

Characteristics: 

  • Organic
  • Round fruits grow to 15-20 pounds
  • Pink flesh and pale green skin with jagged dark green stripes
  • Moderately sweet flavor
  • 25 seeds 

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. 

Plant 1/2" deep

Hill 6-8 seeds together

Thin to 3-4 plants

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