Katanya Watermelon - The Perfect Ice-Box Watermelon
Dark greenish black skin and very sweet, crisp, salmon-pink flesh. This watermelon is perfect for small families. Normally grows 10–15 lbs and 10–12" in diameter.
Early and prolific producer with sturdy vines - producing melons well into fall and cooler weather. Needs a moderate amount of space - much less than other larger sized varieties.
Russian heirloom seed from "Katanya," a woman in northern Illinois. One of the best tasting smaller watermelons.
Watermelons originated in the subtropical parts of Africa. In the Kalahari Desert region of southern Africa, the San people used wild watermelon as an important water source during the dry season.
This delicious fruit is simply eaten by cutting into slices and eaten fresh. Creative types can carve into various shapes or use as melon balls in fruit salads. Some cultures dry, roast and eat the seeds as a snack. Watermelon juice can be processed into a syrup or even wine.
Watermelon seeds dislike cold soil. It's better to wait until the soil is warm to plant the seeds. Also, watermelons don't like to have their roots disturbed, so when thinning out seedlings in hills, cut the stems of those you want to remove, rather than pulling them out.
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I cant say enough how much I love this watermelon. It grows everywhere in any weather, and produced a bumper croup of the tastiest compact melons ever! A winner in my gardens for years. If you Love watermelon, you have to grow Katanya. If you've never been able to grow watermelons you have to try Katanya. Your success will be assured.
This past summer was the best year yet for Katanya. They were much larger then previous years and the taste was as always superb. I highly recommend this melon to any watermelon lover. It is truly the tastiest!