Orangeglo Watermelon Seeds - (Citrullus lanatus)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 25 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 85-100 days
- 20-30 lbs
- Orange-yellow flesh
- Days to Germination:
- 3-5 days @ 85-95F
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Orangeglo Watermelon - Sorbet Special
Rich, pumpkin-colored flesh, with a pale lime green skin having dark green mottling growing like stripes this orange watermelon possesses one of the fruitiest of aromas and a sorbet like texture that makes it excellent for frozen desserts. Many watermelons turn bland and insipid when frozen — not Orangeglo!
Orangeglo was developed by the Willhite Seed Company in the 1960's in Poolville, Texas, where it has proven itself through its huge popularity as one of the best-tasting of all the orange-yellow watermelons with farmer's market growers and home gardeners. Not seen in supermarkets, as it does not ship well.
Well known for its rampant vines and prolific production of oblong shaped melons weighing from 20-30 lbs, it needs some space but rewards you with lots of flavor. Interestingly, this melon will grow well in cooler climates, not suffering a large loss of production.
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.