Moon and Stars Red Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
This large, American heirloom melon has a dark green rind speckled with yellow dots. Originally released in 1926, this melon was lost for several decades before being rediscovered in 1981. Fruits are round, red-fleshed, and intensely sweet.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 5-10 days
- Maturity: 80-85 days
- Direct sow ½-1” deep in full sun after last frost or start indoors 3-4 weeks prior to last frost. Harden off seedlings before planting. Watermelon seedlings prefer not to be disturbed; direct sow is suggested.
- Sow seeds 6” apart. Space plants 18” apart in rows 6-8’ apart.