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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon Seed

Item #138352, 25-35 seeds
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The top short-season watermelon. Deep scarlet-flesh is candy sweet, with a striking black/green rind. Volleyball-sized fruit stores up to 2 months at 40º. Disease-resistant. Performs well in both cool Northern gardens and in the heat of the South. Needs rich soil (amend with compost) and plenty of moisture. Ready for harvest when the tendril closest to the fruit is dry and brown. Photo courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed.

  • Days to germinate: 5-10 days
  • Days to maturity: 75
  • Start indoors 2-3 weeks before setting out. Sow ½” deep in sterile planting medium
  • Transplant spacing: 3’
  • Sow outdoors when temperatures reach 65º
  • Seed spacing: 3’
  • Seed depth: ½”
  • Produce size: 8-12 lbs. each, 8” diameter
  • Yield: 1-2 watermelons per plant
  • Mature plant height: 3-4’ vine
  • Suitable for container growing: No
  • Year of discovery: 1970s, by Glenn Drowns (Iowa)

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Does it have a lot of seeds?
Myron M on Dec 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Not many at all, especially compared to traditional large watermelons.

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