This is a standard ice box size melon. Round fruits, 6–8" in diameter, averaging 8–10 lb. Ripe melons are almost black. Good flavor. Tough rinds resist cracking. Avg. 1–2 fruits/plant. About 80 days. 6 to 8 pounds. Will ripen in northern areas packs have about.
Sow indoors in 50-cell plug trays or 2–3" peat pots in late April or one month (no sooner!) before transplanting outdoors. Plant 2 seeds per cell or pot, about ½–1" deep. Keep temperature 80–90°F (27–32°C) until germination. Handle young plants carefully and never let the soil dry out. Grow seedlings at 75°F (24°C). Reduce water and temperature for a week to harden seedlings. When the weather is frost-free, warm, and settled, transplant 2–3' apart in rows 6–8' apart, or thin to 1 plant/pot or cell with scissors and transplant 18" apart. Even hardened watermelon seedlings are tender! Do not disturb roots when transplanting, and water thoroughly.
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