90 days. [1881, Peter Henderson Co.] Unusual blue-green mottled skin has a rough look like that of tree bark, and the rind is also as tough as bark; in Peter Henderson’s book Gardening for Profit, he enthused, “in 1884, a specimen of this variety left in our office stood a pressure of 1250 pounds before breaking.” (Grower Rodger Winn notes that this is not true if the melons are left too long in the field!) 12-25 lb roundish fruits, scarlet red flesh, black seeds, crisp, sweet flavor. Pkt (3 g, ~32 seeds)
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Citrullus lanatus
Please refer to our Watermelon Growing Guide for cultural information.
Packet: 1-3 g (20-60 seeds, average 39 seeds).