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Quetzali Watermelon Seed-Watermelon-Heirloom Seed Supply

Quetzali Watermelon Seed

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Quetzali Watermelon is open pollinated seed. (85 days) Tested at 9.7% on the sweetness scale. Very crisp, sweet and delicious! 

On a hot summer day when you have been working outside all day, your energy is depleted and your muscles ache; just have a slice of Quetzali watermelon and it cools you off and gives you the thirst quenching electrolites your body needs!

Nice 9 to 12 pound watermelons with dark green and light green stripes. Rind is thick so there is less splitting and it makes a good watermelon rind preserve. The flesh is pink, dense with very few seeds. Resists ANTHI1. Cannot ship to SC. PVP.

40 seeds to a pack sows 14 hills

Watermelon Rind Preserve Recipe from Farm Mom.

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds chopped watermelon rind
  • 1 gallon water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 9 cups white sugar
  • 8 cups water
  • 4 teaspoons crushed cinnamon stick
  • 4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 4 lemons - rinsed, sliced and seeded
  • 1 dash red food coloring (optional)

Directions

  1. Peel off the green part of the watermelon rind, and slice into 2 inch pieces. Soak the rind in a solution of 1 gallon water and 1/2 cup salt overnight.
  2. Remove rind from the salt water, and place in a stockpot with clean water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the rind is tender. Drain.
  3. In a large pot, combine the sugar, 8 cups water, and sliced lemons. Tie the cinnamon and cloves into a cheesecloth bag, and place in the pot. Bring the syrup to a boil, and boil for 5 minutes. Add the rinds, and cook until transparent. Remove spice bag. Stir in red food coloring, if using. Ladle preserves into hot sterile jars, and process to seal.