Fruits grow to 10 pounds
Approx. 25 seeds per pack
This Russian variety dating back to 1898 produces green, oblong watermelons with apricot-coloured flesh that weigh about 10 pounds. This flesh has an excellent texture, is crisp and sweet, and contains small black seeds. Perfect for serving fresh on fruit trays or in fruit salads. These watermelons love heat and prefer sandy or light-textured soils while keeping the soil moist.
Direct Seed: Sow seeds outdoors at 1/2" depth, in 12" diameter hills in full sun after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 8' apart in all directions. Thin to 3-4 plants per hill.
Transplant (recommended for shorter growing seasons): Start indoors 4 weeks before transplanting out after the last frost. Harden off before transplanting. Transplant in-row 16-18" apart, between rows 18"-24" apart.