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Missouri Heirloom

Citrullus lanatus
HOW TO GROW WATERMELON

Start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks after last frost. Direct seed every 18” when soil is 70˚F. Store at 45˚F. Optimal temperature for plant growth is between 80-95˚F with nighttime temperatures above 70˚F. Water transplants more early on, sparingly as plants mature. Mulch to prevent weed competition. One beehive is suggested per acre for seedless varieties. The most commonly used signs of fruit maturity is to check if the tendril bearing the fruit has dried and withered or if the ground spot has turned a warm yellowish cream color. A number of seed growers give watermelon seed a 1 to 2 day fermentation period which helps free the seed from all endocarp material. Soil pH 6.5-7.5. Hardiness zones 4-9. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 625–875 seeds per ounce. Average 15M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/2-1”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-95˚F
Days to Germ. 3-8
Plant Spacing 2-3’
Row Spacing 6’
Days To Maturity 90
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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Heirloom from the “Show Me” state. Abundant yields of long pale green fruits that weight 15-20 lbs. Bright golden yellow flesh, very sweet flavor. Tolerates drought well. Also known as Missouri Heirloom Yellow Fleshed. Tags: Harvest: Early, Color: Yellow, Shape: Elongated, Specialty: Drought Tolerant, Heritage: Heir...
Heirloom from the “Show Me” state. Abundant yields of long pale green fruits that weight 15-20 lbs. Bright golden yellow flesh, very sweet flavor. Tolerates drought well. Also known as Missouri Heirloom Yellow Fleshed. Tags: Harvest: Early, Color: Yellow, Shape: Elongated, Specialty: Drought Tolerant, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Summer.
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Missouri Heirloom

Citrullus lanatus
Heirloom from the “Show Me” state. Abundant yields of long pale green fruits that weight 15-20 lbs. Bright golden yellow flesh, very sweet flavor. Tolerates drought well. Also known as Missouri Heirloom Yellow Fleshed. Tags: Harvest: Early, Color: Yellow, Shape...
Heirloom from the “Show Me” state. Abundant yields of long pale green fruits that weight 15-20 lbs. Bright golden yellow flesh, very sweet flavor. Tolerates drought well. Also known as Missouri Heirloom Yellow Fleshed. Tags: Harvest: Early, Color: Yellow, Shape: Elongated, Specialty: Drought Tolerant, Heritage: Heirloom, Season: Summer.
Learn More
HOW TO GROW WATERMELON

Start indoors 3–4 weeks before last frost, plant out 2 weeks after last frost. Direct seed every 18” when soil is 70˚F. Store at 45˚F. Optimal temperature for plant growth is between 80-95˚F with nighttime temperatures above 70˚F. Water transplants more early on, sparingly as plants mature. Mulch to prevent weed competition. One beehive is suggested per acre for seedless varieties. The most commonly used signs of fruit maturity is to check if the tendril bearing the fruit has dried and withered or if the ground spot has turned a warm yellowish cream color. A number of seed growers give watermelon seed a 1 to 2 day fermentation period which helps free the seed from all endocarp material. Soil pH 6.5-7.5. Hardiness zones 4-9. Annual.

Days from maturity calculated from the date of seeding. Average 625–875 seeds per ounce. Average 15M seeds per acre. Federal germination standard: 70%. Usual seed life: 6 years. Isolation distance for seed saving: 1/2 mile.

Planting Depth 1/2-1”
Soil Temp. Germ. 70-95˚F
Days to Germ. 3-8
Plant Spacing 2-3’
Row Spacing 6’
Days To Maturity 90
Full Sun, Moist Well Drained
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