Moon and Stars - Watermelon Seeds


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Moon and Stars watermelon is an extremely popular heirloom dating back to the early 1920's displaying a marvelous pattern of yellow spots on the dark green rind. Leaves also have speckles on them! Delicious, sweet red flesh with fruits that can weigh up to 40lbs! Originally released by Peter Henderson Seed Company of New York. 3g ~ 25 seeds

Direct seed 2 to 3 weeks after average last frost date and when daytime soil temperatures are near 70°F. Or, start watermelon seed indoors 3-4 weeks before your anticipated planting date. Set transplants in the garden 2 to 3 weeks after danger of frost has passed. Watermelon seedlings are tender. Do not disturb roots when transplanting, and water thoroughly. Optimum soil temperature for seed germination is 70-90°F. Delay transplanting until your soil has thoroughly warmed up in the spring. Watermelons are a true warm season crop and can benefit from planting on black plastic and/or using row covers.

Scientific Name: Citrullus lanatus
Days to Maturity: 90
Seed Depth: 1"
Days to Sprout: 5-10
Plant Spacing: 24-48"
Row Spacing: 4-6'
Light Requirements: Sunny
Plant Height: 6-12"
Life Cycle: Annual
Frost Hardy: No

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