Turkish Watermelon - Çekirdegi Oyali
Flavor, productivity and the most uncommon seeds you’ve ever seen are the hallmarks of this beloved watermelon from Turkey. The exact origins of this old Turkish variety are unclear but seem to come from either the north-central Tokat Province or the south-western Denizli Provence where they’ve been grown for generations.
Hand-carved looking seeds grow very productive 4 – 7 lb striped watermelons with a sweet, fragrant and juicy red flesh.
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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Turkish Watermelon Seeds
100% germination in my straw bale garden! Had I known I would only have planted two per hill (it kills me to cull seedlings). Late start waiting for 80 degree weather, so no fruit yet but they are looking good with secondary leaves.