Watermelon Seeds

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Watermelon Fruit Blotch Disease

Watermelon Fruit Blotch Disease continues to be one of the risks of watermelon cultivation. We will sell you watermelon seed only if you are willing to take the total risk and full responsibility for any damages caused by Watermelon Fruit Blotch Disease.

The causal organism of Bacterial Fruit Blotch is Acidovorax Avenae Subs Citrulli. This bacteria may be seed borne, but infection may also occur from many types of secondary sources before or after planting. The most pronounced spread of Bacterial Fruit Blotch occurs in greenhouses, where optimal conditions for the spread of the disease occur.
In young seedlings, the disease can cause water soaked lesions to appear on the leaves of the plant, and in some cases on the stem as well. They will change, turn nektonic with yellow halos around the necrosis, possibly appearing on the leaves during any stage of plant growth. However, the real damage from this disease occurs after fruit set, when these lesions appear on the fruit. The fruit will begin to decay and make it unmarketable.
While Bacterial Fruit Blotch can be a devastating disease, early detection can help minimize losses. Research has shown that the early detection of the disease, followed with timely applications of copper based fungicides, can greatly reduce the spread and subsequent damage caused by the disease.

Too date, their is no way to prove if this disease is present in seeds, and their are many other possible sources for contamination.
Our seeds are from growers who have tested for this disease by growing isolation lots from seeds and inspecting for the disease, which is the only known way to test seeds for the disease at this time.

We have talked to many watermelon seed producers and it appears that this disease is almost always found from transplants grown in warm, humid greenhouses. If you can direct seed into the garden, rather than starting seedlings in the greenhouse, you should.

By purchasing our watermelon seed, you hereby release us from any and all liability for Watermelon Fruit Blotch Disease , under any and all legal theories. If giving us this release is unacceptable to you, then you must not purchase watermelon seeds from us. We will not accept fax or mail in orders for watermelon seeds.

IP071 Rattlesnake
A Southern heirloom variety grown by generations of gardeners. The large oval fruits have beautifully patterned "rattlesnake" markings and average 25-45 pounds in weight, but can get much larger. Sweet rose red flesh is firm and delicious! 90 days.
 10 Seeds $2.25
JM126 Big Crimson
A good shipping melon, also a heavy producer. Fruits will average 30 pounds or so. Light and dark green stripes, sweet red flesh. 90 days.
 1g pack ( about 15-20 seeds ) $2.50
JM151 Yellow Belly Black Diamond
Dark green flesh except where it lies on the ground, which turns yellow. Can produce fruit in the 65-70 pound range. Sweet bright red flesh. 90 days.
 5.5g package ( about 40 Seeds ) $2.50
JM154 Black Diamond Yellow Flesh
40 pound fruits with dark green rind, sweet yellow flesh. Good shipper.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
JM132 Giant Cobb Gem
Produces giant watermelons of 125 pounds or more. Sweet crimson flesh.100 days. Kolb's Gem Watermelon, which is also known under the names of Cobb's Gem, State Fair and American Champion Watermelon, is a 19th century exhibition quality watermelon that produces huge watermelons weighing beyond 100 pounds in weight. This wonderful giant watermelon was originally developed by Reuben F. Kolb of Alabama in the 1880's. Kolb's Gem was first introduced to the public at large by D.M. Ferry and Co. in 1885 and was also recorded by the Nebraska Seed Company of Omaha, Nebraska in their annual catalogue in 1898. Its first documented appearance under the name of "Cobb's Gem" occurred after the turn of the century when it was exhibited at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missourri in 1904. Following this, the variety came to be the watermelon of choice for exhibition growers and also picked up the names "State Fair Watermelon" and "American Champion Watermelon".
 10 Seeds $2.50
JM156 Jubilee
Well rounded melons to 40 pounds. Good shipper with tough skin, high yielder. 95 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
JM179 WD0461 F1
WD0461 is a hybrid, diploid watermelon. This watermelon features high brix and a good shelf life along with excellent vine growth and heavy set. WD0461 exhibits an elongated shape and weighs 20-26 pounds. Excellent tolerance to Fusarium, slight Anthracnose. 90 days. 95 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
JM157 Tendergold
80 days. The rind is dark green with a mottled stripe of a lighter green. It has a very uniform shape and size; also it has a much tougher rind than our other orange and yellow varieties, which makes it a much better shipping melon. The sweet yellow flesh turns more orange as it matures and the taste improves with time. Large black seed. A few days earlier than Orange Flesh Tendersweet and will last 7-20 days longer after ripening. Average weight 22 to 28 pounds.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
JM176 Legacy
The bright rind color and the firm flesh holds well, allowing a longer harvest window and a longer shelf life. It has a very uniform oblong shape thus reducing the tapering ends which usually contributes to a high percentage of culls. The fruit averages 22-25 pounds, however, with reduced plant populations it has the ability to exceed 25 pounds if conditions are favorable. Legacy has an attractive, deep red, firm flesh with a very good taste.
 10 Seeds $2.25
JM158 Sugarlee
Medium size, striped melon with delicious red flesh. Good shipper, 90 days.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
JM155 Desert King
Once the plants are out of the ground they go right on growing. It is round to slightly oblong. Its rind is a light pea green color. The flesh is deep rich yellow with grayish black seeds. It is very sweet and tender. Its rind is medium thin and tough enough to stand hauling well. It is a medium late variety, coming along in about 85 days after the planting. It has the ability to lie on the vine a month or so after ripening and still hold its good qualities and remain free from sunburn.
  Package of 10 seeds $1.95
IP096 Klondike Blue Ribbon
Since 1908 this prize-winning heirloom is often included in debates for the best tasting heirloom watermelon. Hard to find, produces oblong striped fruit. Averages 9 to 11 lbs, can reach 25 lbs. Perfect for home or gourmet market gardening. 85 days.
 10 Seeds $1.95
JM125 Allsweet
A long striped melon with dark green stripes and firm red flesh. Tough rind that ships well. 25-30 pound fruits. 90 days.
 1.2g pack ( about 35 Seeds ) $2.50
Black Diamond Red Flesh
40 pound fruits with dark green rind, sweet red flesh. Good shipper.

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JM130 Charleston Grey 133
Large, grey green fruits of 28-35 lbs. Dark red flesh. 85 days.
 2.3g package ( about 25 Seeds ) $2.50
JM133 Crimson Sweet
An attractive light green melon with dark green stripes. About 25 lbs. Firm, deep red flesh.
 25 Seeds $2.50
JM135 Florida Giant
Smooth thick rind is very dark with bluish cast. Bears large, round fruits weighing up to fifty pounds. Bright red flesh is sweet and delicious. 90 days.
 2.1g pack ( about 15-18 seeds ) $2.50
SF078 Klondike Blue Ribbon
Since 1908 this prize-winning heirloom is often included in debates for the best tasting heirloom watermelon. Hard to find, produces oblong striped fruit. Averages 9 to 11 lbs, can reach 25 lbs. Perfect for home or gourmet market gardening. 85 days.
 10 Seeds $2.50
Sugar Baby
Most popular ice box melon. One of the sweetest small melons around. Sweet tender, red flesh. Good shipping melon. 6-10 pound fruits. 84 days.

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1A435 Dixielee
90 days. Dixielee is a round striped watermelon with black seed, very red flesh and good taste. Even prior to full maturity the flesh is an attractive red color. The rind is very smooth, hard and tough. Dixielee has vigorous vine growth, throughout the season. Average size 20 to 30 pounds. Good shipper.
  10 Seeds $2.15
1A437 Mountain Hoosier
85 days. A great heirloom watermelon. The Mountain Hoosier is one of the most productive watermelons known and is very tasty. The melon is slightly oblong in shape with a dark green rind. The flesh is deep red. Crisp, very sweet and tender. Large seeds are white with slightly black rim and tip. Under favorable conditions, they will grow up to 75-80 pounds.
  10 Seeds $2.15
BM17 Mountain Sweet Yellow
Seeds from SSE. Long, 20-35 pound fruits. Dark yellow flesh and black seeds. Quite productive when grown at Heritage Farm. Very high sugar content. This is the yellow fleshed strain of Mountain Sweet which was so popular in the 1840s in markets throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York. 95-100 days.
 10 Seeds $2.95
JM166 Crispy Critter Hybrid
80-83 days. This new hybrid is uniquely different as it averages 7-10 lbs. Extremely firm red flesh and crunchy inside. This melon has a long shelf life and small seeds. Excellent shipper. Tolerant to fusarium wilt.
 10 Seeds $3.95
JM167 Charlene
80-85 days. Charlene is a blocky Charleston Gray type watermelon with seed the size of Charleston Gray. It has a red sweet flesh. The fruit averages 22-25 lbs. It has a tough rind for excellent shipping qualities and is tolerant to Fusarium wilt. It is very productive and produces high percentage of uniform size and shaped fruit.
 10 Seeds $3.95
JM169 Cream of Saskatchewan
82 days. This white heirloom watermelon is from Russia and is well adapted to the New England and northern growing season. The fruits weigh 4-10 lbs and are crisp and sweet. Very different, everyone should try this melon.

 10 Seeds $2.95
JM170 Tendersweet Orange
Rectangular, striped rind, yellow-orange flesh, tender and sweet, 25 lbs, 85 days.
 10 seeds $2.25
JM172 Yellow Doll
F1, really early, icebox type with sweet yellow flesh, 3-5 lb, round, green striped, compact plant, 68 days.
 5 seeds $3.95
JM168 Pure Orange Hybrid
80-85 day. A deep orange flesh color diploid watermelon that has firm flesh. The rind pattern is dark striped green with eye appeal. Excellent shipping qualities make this a good choice for commercial growers. Uniquely, this melon sugars up at the latter part of the ripening process. Tolerant to Fusarium Wilt.
 10 Seeds $3.95
JM177 Raspa
80-85 days. A very uniform blocky shape averaging 22 - 24 pounds. The shape allows for a big heart and not unlike its name it’s very sweet. Strong vigorous plant provides a good cover to protect the fruit from the sun. Rind is similar to Crimson Sweet and the flesh is firm and dark pink in color.
 10 Seeds $3.95
TRM332 Hime Kansen ( Japanese Icebox Watermelon )
This Japanese icebox watermelon is the perfect size to fit in a fridge and has been a specialty for long time in Japan. It has firm dark red flesh and green skin with dark green stripes. It has an extremely thin rind (3/16") and excellent shipping ability. It has a high Brix count of 12.5-13 and weights 5-6 lbs. The fruit has a slightly oblong shape. 90 days.
Package of 5 seeds $2.95
JM180 Gold Strike
80 Days. Introducing to you an orange hybrid. Gold Strike has a beautiful orange flesh, darker than Summer Gold and Super Gold. The fruit averages 22 - 24 pounds. The rind has a very distinctive dark stripe. It has an oblong shape with small black seed. Ships, handles and holds better if picked fresh. Very productive.
 10 Seeds $3.95
JF285 Pinata
85 days. Piñata is a very class Allsweet type hybrid watermelon with an attractive dark green striped rind that keeps well with some ability to resist sunburn. It is oblong in shape with the fruit averaging from 22-25 pounds. The uniform oblong shape tends to reduce the percentage of culls due to tapering ends. Piñata has a beautiful, crisp, sweet tasting, deep red, flesh with a tight placenta placement with no cracks or splits in the heart.
 10 Seeds $3.95
3455 Golden Pioneer Hybrid ( Asian Watermelon )
This is a watermelon with golden color skin and red flesh inside, newly developed in Asia. Fruits are 5-7 Kg in weight and 11 brix degree in sweetness. Plants are vigorous and start to set flowers/fruits 45 days after transplanting. Watermelon are ready to harvest 50-55 days thereafter. This unique watermelon with golden yellow skin and deep goldern stripes is very attractive and becomes very popular at the fresh markets in Asia.
 5 Seeds $3.95
JF287 Kum Kang San Hybrid ( Korean Watermelon )
Kum Kang San is a popular hybrid watermelon in Korea. Red meat is very sweet, sugar content at 12 brix. Fruits can be harvested in 55-60 days after transplanting.
 5 Seeds $3.95
IM108 Golden Midget
70 days. A beautiful miniature watermelon that weighs around 3 lbs. It's easy to tell when they are ripe as the rind turns a lovely golden yellow when ready for harvest, a very beautiful contrast with the salmon-pink colored flesh. The taste is sweet and refreshing. Very early, matures in just 70 days. Developed by the late Dr. Elwyn Meader, UNH in 1959. Unique.
 10 Seeds $2.95
JM171 Moons and Stars Red
Dark green oval heirloom, sweet pink-red flesh, bright yellow spots on rind, 7-8" dia., 10-15 lbs, 89 days.
 10 seeds $2.25
3263 Moon and Stars Yellow Flesh
Foliage and fruits are spotted with yellow, just like the original Van Doren strain, but have yellow flesh and white seeds. Nice and sweet. Fruits are 18-24" long and weigh 10-16 pounds. 95 days.
 10 Seeds $2.95
1A099 Yellow Crimson
80 days. This melon is a round striped melon, very similar to the Crimson Sweet in appearance. It has a large black seed with a bright yellow flesh, very good taste. In size it would compare to Crimson Sweet, but perhaps would be a few days earlier.
 25 Seeds $2.50
1A249 Congo
1950 All-America Selections Winner! 95 days. Citrullus lanatus. Plant produces good yields of 35 lb watermelons. It has very tough rind that will resist bruising. This variety has very delicious sweet red flesh. Suitable for home garden and market growers. Disease Resistant
 20 Seeds $2.25
JF180 Big Stripe
85 days. Big Stripe is a large, oblong stripe averaging up to 30 lbs. The rind has a light green background with darker green stripes. The rind color holds well and is slow to fade. High yield potential. It is larger than Desert Storm or Patriot. Strong vigorous plants providing good cover for fruit. Flesh is red and sweet. Tolerant to Fusarium Wilt. Good shipper. Big Stripe could be very helpful in areas where larger size watermelons are desired.
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JM159 Mickeylee
72-78 days. Mickylee is a small (ice-box) melon weighing 8-15 pounds. Small black seed. The rinds are tough and have a long shelf life, a good shipper. Red flesh with firm texture, very flavorful. When cutting the melon few visible seed, makes a very attractive melon. Small seed.
 10 Seeds $3.95
1A095 Verona
80 days. An outstanding variety. We recommend Verona over all the Black Diamond types. It is a very uniform, productive and perhaps the earliest and best tasting of all the True Black Diamond types. The thin dark green rind is very tough and smooth. Good shipper. The attractive red flesh is very firm, sweet and tasty. Large black seed. Average 30 pounds and with controlled planting or thinning could average up to 40 pounds.
 2g package ( about 15-18 Seeds ) $2.50


New! Jim's Plant Growth Stimulator for Watermelons.

Jim has developed this product through years of testing on his farms. This natural, environmentally safe solution will produce amazing results, producing vigorous plants and larger fruits. We highly recommend you do you own trial test ( i.e. spray one plant with solution, next to a plant not sprayed with solution over the length of a growing season ) to fully appreciate how effective this product is.
This is a two part water soluble product that should be mixed 14.75cc of each part ( we provide measuring spoon with solution ) to one gallon of water and sprayed onto the foliage of the watermelon leaves. It contains Food Grade H202, ( produced by nature ) Gibberellic Acid ( a natural plant growth hormone ), B1 and other plant vitamins, plant hormones, ( made from natural sources ) micronutrients including Boron (B), Copper (Cu), Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Molybdenum (Mo), Sulfur (S) and Zinc (Zn) plus a natural detergent based "sticker" that makes the product stick to the leaves until absorbed by the plant.
This mix will make 16 gallons of solution.
  JPAG02 Plant Growth Stimulator for Watermelons $14.95