Blacktail Watermelon


Citrullus Lanatus | Open-Pollinated | Certified Organic

6-10 lbs dark green skin with red crimson flesh. Vine can reach up to 10’. High yielding even in cooler conditions. Will ripen in storage when harvested before ripening. Original Breeder: Glenn Drowns. Bred in Idaho where summer night averages 6°C.

Planting Tip: Sow all season long but perform best in fall conditions.

Harvest Tip: Harvest when tendril near the fruit is dried and brown.

Storage Tip: Store at 7°C and at 85% humidity for up to 3 weeks.



Seed Depth                                                : 1/2”

Plant Spacing                                             : 12-18”

Row Spacing                                              :  6’

Days to Maturity                                       : 76 Days

Germination Temperature                      : 7-35°C

Optimal                                                      : 18-29°C

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