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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon Seed Organic-Watermelon Seed-Heirloom Seed Supply

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon Seed Organic

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Our Blacktail Mountain Watermelon seed is certified organic and open pollinated. This melon is bred for the short growing seasons of the Northwest but still grows very well in hot, dry climates. It's one of the earliest watermelons (71 days) dark green, almost black rind, with faint stripes, the flesh is orange-red with a clean, pleasing texture, very sweet, juicy and crunchy. At age 17 Glenn Drowns took on his 4-year project to breed a watermelon that would withstand the rigors of his mountainous northern Idaho climate and ripen before the first frost despite summer nighttime temperatures that averaged 43°. No wonder Blacktail Mountain is the earliest variety extant, among the hardiest, best adapted to a variety of conditions, and even stores after harvest as long as any. 40 seeds per pack will sow about 15 hills.