Cutting into this large, oblong melon will reveal plenty of juicy, sweet, yellow fruit. These melons have a dark green rind marked with lighter green stripes. Developed from the very popular red-fleshed ‘Mountain Sweet’ melon grown in the mid-1800s by farmers in the Northeast, this variety grows in any region with warm summers. Long, warm summers produce the largest watermelons. Vine grow up to 6′-10′ long. Botanical Interests’® Mountain Sweet Yellow Watermelon Seeds are USDA Organic and have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
One packet sows up to 5 mounds.
Sow 1-2 weeks after your average last frost date outdoors when soil temperature is 70°–90°F.
Indoors: sow 2-4 weeks before transplanting, although not recommended except in very short growing seasons, as roots are sensitive to disturbance.
What is an heirloom seed?
An heirloom variety is one that has been passed down from generation to generation. Generally, the variety must have been around for at least 50 years. They are open-pollinated, which means they have been exposed to natural pollination methods like insects or winds. They aren’t hybrids or genetically modified.