Organic Moon and Stars Watermelon - Citrullus lanatus
Organic, Open-Pollinated, Non-GMO Moon and Stars Watermelon Seeds
A stunning American heirloom watermelon, recognized by the Slow Food 'Ark of Taste'. Thought to have been extinct, this tasty and stunningly beautiful watermelon made a return to home gardens back in the 1980s.
Known for its sweet flavor and juicy pinkish/red flesh. This unusually spotted watermelon takes its name from its dark green exterior with splashes of yellow (stars), creating the impression of the Milky Way.
It can grow up to 40 lbs. and produce large oblong fruit.
Introduced by the Henderson Seed Company in 1926.
- Sun: Full
- Indoors: 4 weeks before last frost
- Direct Sow: Direct after last frost
- Seed Count: 25
- Days to Maturity: 85-100
- Plant Size: 6'-8' vine
- Open Pollinated
Plant 5-8 seeds in 12" mounds, space 6' apart in all directions. Thin to healthiest. Heavy feeder, add compost and mulch at base. Heat loving fruit! Use trellis, if needed, for support. Place boards under fruit to protect against moister.
If starting seeds indoors, it is key that your new starts be hardened off. This is a process that requires taking them outside during the day, for a period of time, before they are planted. This acclimates your seedlings to the outside world, meaning the elements like the wind and sun. We do it for several weeks to a month as this strengthens their stems and overall plant structure.
- Start for a short period of time initially, then graduate to more time each day
- One week minimum is recommended
- Bring them inside in the early evening and overnight
- Keep an eye on them and constantly water them. Make sure they have not blown