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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon Seeds (Organic)

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon Seeds (Organic)

Compact Flavorful Melons

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon, an organic heirloom variety, is famed for its ability to thrive in cooler climates, making it a sought-after choice for northern gardeners. Originating from Montana, this watermelon cultivar matures relatively early compared to other varieties.

The plant boasts a compact size, making it suitable for smaller spaces and container gardening. Its foliage exhibits a striking deep green color with mottled patterns, adding visual interest to the garden. The fruits are typically small to medium-sized, round or oval, featuring dark green rinds with light stripes or blotches.

Inside, the flesh is a vibrant red, delightfully sweet, and crisp. The flavor profile is refreshingly mild, making it a preferred choice for those who prefer a milder watermelon taste. These melons are perfect for snacking, salads, or refreshing summer drinks.

When planting Blacktail Mountain Watermelon from seed, ensure a warm and sunny location with well-draining soil. Sow seeds after the danger of frost has passed, as they require consistent warmth to germinate successfully. Maintain a consistent watering schedule, providing ample sunlight for optimal growth.

This variety is renowned for its adaptability and resilience, thriving in various climates while still yielding delicious, juicy fruits. Additionally, being an organic cultivar, it appeals to those seeking natural and pesticide-free options for their garden.

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Description

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon, an organic heirloom variety, is famed for its ability to thrive in cooler climates, making it a sought-after choice for northern gardeners. Originating from Montana, this watermelon cultivar matures relatively early compared to other varieties.

The plant boasts a compact size, making it suitable for smaller spaces and container gardening. Its foliage exhibits a striking deep green color with mottled patterns, adding visual interest to the garden. The fruits are typically small to medium-sized, round or oval, featuring dark green rinds with light stripes or blotches.

Inside, the flesh is a vibrant red, delightfully sweet, and crisp. The flavor profile is refreshingly mild, making it a preferred choice for those who prefer a milder watermelon taste. These melons are perfect for snacking, salads, or refreshing summer drinks.

When planting Blacktail Mountain Watermelon from seed, ensure a warm and sunny location with well-draining soil. Sow seeds after the danger of frost has passed, as they require consistent warmth to germinate successfully. Maintain a consistent watering schedule, providing ample sunlight for optimal growth.

This variety is renowned for its adaptability and resilience, thriving in various climates while still yielding delicious, juicy fruits. Additionally, being an organic cultivar, it appeals to those seeking natural and pesticide-free options for their garden.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 0.01 lb

Dimensions: 0.1"L x 3.25"W x 4.5"H

Features

  • Heirloom
  • Open-Pollinated

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Summer
Growth Habit : Vining
Life Cycle : Tender Annual
Plant Family : Curcubitaceae (Curcubits)
Planting Time : Spring
Planting Time : Summer
Seed Unit Sizes : Seed Pack
Soil pH : 5.6 - 6.0
Soil pH : 6.1 - 6.5
Starting Location : Direct Sow
Starting Location : Start Indoors & Transplant
Sun Requirements : Full Sun

Planting & Care

Soil & Water: Watermelon prefers light, loamy, fertile, deep well-draining soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5. Add plenty of added organic matter. Water plants amply until setting out, then water more sparingly. Mulch to prevent weed competition.

Planting & Growing: Start seeds indoors 2-3 weeks before the last frost or sow seeds directly after frost. Set out 3-4 transplants per hill, selecting the strongest two when vines are 1'-2' long. Watermelons are large vining plants that can take over an extensive garden space. They can be trellised, but use slings to support the developing fruit.

Harvesting & Storage: Harvest melons when the tendril closest to the stem turns dry and brown and the stem becomes brittle. Eat fresh, freeze flesh in a honey-based syrup, or pickle the rind.

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