One of the most popular Watermelon Heirloom variety in the United States
This variety has dark green skin with yellow dots reminiscent of a sky full of stars hence the name Moon and Stars. The leaves also have these yellow spots. The shape is quite heterogeneous, the fruits are round and elongated with excellent texture, light red flesh and tasty. The plant produces large fruits from 7 to 14 kg. It is recommended to sow directly or to plant indoors in the spring and transplant when temperatures have warmed up. Leave 1 m between plants. It is not recommended to plant bare roots. Harvest in summer / fall.
Scientific Name: Citrillus Lanatus T.
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 21C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 95-100 Days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: humus, well drained and fertile soil
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Sow 1.5 cm deep at 21C soil temperature. Direct sow in a polytunnel after last frost when soil temperature is over 21C.