Klondike Striped Watermelon Seeds - (Citrullus lanatus)

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SKU:
V1432
Seed Count:
Approx 25 seeds per pack
Days to Maturity:
80 - 90 days
Size:
20-30 lbs
Color:
Red flesh
Days to Germination:
3-5 days @ 85-95F
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
$3.15

Description

Klondike Striped Watermelon

A blocky watermelon with a thin, hard, tough rind that is light green with dark green stripes. Melons grow 20-30 lbs with a string-less very sweet flesh deep scarlet to the rind with hardly any green before the rind. Sunburn resistant, fusarium resistant.

This variety was well known in the Pacific Northwest before 1950. Bred in the early 1930's for taste, prolific production and the ability to ship short distances - from grower's fields to city markets this remains one of the definitive watermelons available. Also known as Klondike Blue Ribbon or Klondike Sugar Watermelon.

History

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. 

Uses

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.

Growing Tip

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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