Dixie Queen Watermelon Seed

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Citrullus lanatus.
Dixie Queen Watermelon Seed (80 days)

Package size is 2 grams or about 20 seeds


Also been called "White Seeded Cuban Queen". "Cuban Queen" (parent of White Seeded?  "Cuban Queen" was known for weights around 100#s) was first introduced in 1881.  Dave' Garden says..."Hybridized by Johnson & Stokes Seed Co.; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1890"

Dixie Queen watermelon is round instead of oblong and can grow up to 50 pounds.  The skin is cream color with dark green stripes. The flesh is scarlet red, sweet, crisp and very tasty.  Dixie Queen is an early watermelon producing sweet melons much sooner than other melons.

1944 Burpee Seed Co. Catalog Says about Dixie Queen Watermelon...
"Fruits are round to slightly oblong.  12" across, 15" long, averaging 30-35 lbs each.  Has light green skin with irregular stripes of dark green.  Flesh is brilliant red, of fine texture and excellent quality; it is good clear to the rind, which is thin but tough, so it stands shipping. Seeds are small and white.  A favorite variety in the South, where it is grown for shipment to the northern markets.  Equally desirable for home and market gardens in the North because of its many good qualities.  Always a ready seller." 
 

Seed Planting Depth

Seeds per gram

Germination Temperature

Days to Germination

Row Spacing

Plant Spacing

100' Row Yield

Sun

1" 22-27 75-80 3-10 6' 3' 55 lb Full

Citrullus lanatus

Planting Tips:

In warmer climates, can be direct sown 1” deep once soil is above 75.  For cooler climates, start seedlings 2-3 weeks before last frost and place in final spacing of 3-4ft. on 6 ft. rows.  Loose, fertile soil in full sun will ensure a good crop.  For sweeter melons, reduce watering in the last month before harvest.

If direct seeding, don't plant seed till the soil temperature is 70 degrees or more.  Watermelons are originally from Africa and need heat to grow well.
 
If you do not have a long hot summer choose an organic variety that is quick to ripen. 
 
Because we want to get an early start we normally plant watermelon seed in four inch containers inside a greenhouse.

For Best Eating:  Water until the fruits are about the size of a tennis ball then only water if the plant totally dry.  The best tasting organic melons are concentrated in flavor because they are not over-watered.

Seeding Rate: 5,000 plants/acre, aproximately 1/2 lb.

Heirloom seeds are hardy but always take care with your garden seeds to give them the appropriate amount of moisture - not letting the vegetable seeds dry out prematurely or overwatering and possibly having them rot.

 

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