Organic Moon & Stars (Cherokee) Watermelon, 1924 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF

Organic Moon & Stars (Cherokee) Watermelon, 1924 Heirloom

$3.25 $3.75 -14% OFF
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Product description

The Seed Savers Exchange - Eye-popping and scrumptious with bright pink sweet flesh and black seeds, this variety produces fruits that are about 2' long and weigh 10-16 pounds. Introduced in 1924 as Sun, Moon, and Stars by Peter Henderson & Co of New York. This strain is from Mereel Hales of Oklahoma who feels it is a pure example of the original variety Hales received from a Cherokee man in Mississippi. 95 days.

Characteristics: 

  • Organic
  • Elongated fruits grow to 24 inches long
  • Fruits weigh up to 10-16 pounds
  • Sweet pink flesh
  • Speckled rind with "moon" and "star" markings
  • 95 days
  • 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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