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Christmas Ice Cream Watermelon

Delicious, crisp, juicy melon is famous for its keeping ability, storing easily into the winter. A rare icebox-sized watermelon with terrific flavor, texture, and storability. Also known as "Ice Cream" watermelon. Dry farmed on the Eel River by Bill Reynolds. Averages about 8-12 lbs per melon.

Grown by: Bill Reynolds at Eel River Produce in Humboldt County California

Germination days: 8
Grow days: 85
Breeder: Heirloom
Planting depth: 0.5"
Spacing: 15.0"
Seeds per pound: 6400
Seeds per Ounce: 400
When to plant: Spring, Early Summer
How to grow: Young seedlings need steady temperatures of 70 degrees. Doesn't transplant well so start in peat pots. Plant out 15" apart after all frost danger is past in sunniest, warmest part of garden, possibly in a cold-frame. Prepare soil with compost, mulch well. Keep well-watered until fruit set, then reduce. Planting with radish & basil, or using row cover until flowering begins, prevents cucumber beetles which cause damage & introduce viruses.
Harvestinfo: 8-12 lbs per melon
25 True Breeding Seeds
250 True Breeding Seeds