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Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

Blacktail Mountain Watermelon

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Often touted as the earliest watermelon, it is well suited to short summers. Red fleshed, crisp and perfectly sweet, you can harvest the fruit slightly underripe and it will keep for weeks in storage. Developed by Glenn Drowns of Sandhill Preservation in Iowa.

+/- 30 Seeds

Certified organic by Quebec Vrai

 

Growing recommendations

It’s best to seed watermelon indoors up to one month before transplanting outdoors (late April in the Outaouais – no sooner!). Plant one or two seeds per cell or pot, ½” – 1” deep. Keep soil moist and warm. Transplant when weather forecast is frost-free and warm. Transplant 1-2’ apart in rows 6’ apart. Cut any extra seedlings with scissors and be careful to handle the roots as little as possible when transplanting. Water thoroughly after transplanting.

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    Alternately, you can choose to pick up your order at the farm in Farrellton, QC.

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