Legacy Watermelon Seeds

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Citrullus lanatus

Legacy Watermelon Seeds (85 days)

 

2 gram heirloom seed package.  About 16-20 seeds

 

Legacy produces high yields of 25-35 pound fruits that are striped bright green on a darker green rind color. 

Uniform oblong shape.

Flesh holds well, very firm, pink-red and sweet.  

Brix 12 in our trials (sugar reading).  Most melons score about 7-9. So this is one sweet melon or in our soil anyway!

Excellent shelf life and a great shipper. 

Resist Sunburn.

One of the best melons in our 2013 trials for productivity, disease resistance and sweetness.  It was one of the highest Brix at 12.  Highly recommended. 

If I could grow only one watermelon Legacy would be the one.  Out performs most hybrid watermelons in my opinion.  Farmer John

A PVP variety.  This means no seed saving on this variety.  People, or  Universities spend many years and funds to create a new Open Pollinated variety.  This license allows them to make back their investment for 18 years.  This is not a GE var. nor is it the same.  After the 18 years the license expires and it becomes public domain.  MANY OP/heirloom varieties have gone down this road.  Plant breeders and investors need to have a way to earn a living and make back their investment.  We support this reasonable approach and find it to be a win-win for everyone. 

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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