Heirloom and Open-pollinated seeds
  • Sugar Baby Watermelon


    Citrullus lanatus

    Min Qty: 30 seeds

    Description:  Heirloom from the 1950's when it was found in a field in Geary, OK.  Smaller-sized, 8-12 pound, 6-8" round fruit with dark skin and a grainier texture than those in the store.   Drought resistant.

    Planting Instructions:   80 days.  Start inside 4 weeks before last frost.  Transplant into rows or hills after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up.   Or plant direct 2 weeks after danger of last frost.  Sow seeds 4-6" apart 1" deep in rows 6' apart.  When the seedlings are 2-3" high, thin to the strongest plant every 5-7' .  If planting in hills, sow 4-6 seeds in a ring around the top.  Thin to the 3 strongest plants.  Keep evenly watered during growing season for best fruit.