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Small to medium-sized fruit have deep green rinds and pink flesh.

Organic Blacktail Mountain Watermelon Seeds

Round, juicy icebox melons

Citrullus lanatus
A watermelon for short seasons
Seed-saving guru Glenn Drowns developed this modern heirloom in the '70s during Idaho's cool summers. They take 70 days to grow and weigh anywhere from 6 to 10 lbs.
Product ID# WA0346 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 80 days
Planting Depth ¾ to 1 inch
Spacing in Row 24 inches
Spacing Between Rows 60 inches
Height at Maturity 18 inches
Detailed Product Info

70 days. Not all varieties that do well here in the Northeast came from the Northeast. Seed growing guru Glenn Drowns (of the Sand Hill Preservation Center) developed this modern heirloom in Idaho in the cool summers of the 1970s. These deep green fruits have the same color and texture you'd expect from a southern watermelon but are smaller and more round weighing in at 6-10 pounds. If you only grew one watermelon in your garden, spit out the seeds as you eat and save them to plant next year.

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