Blacktail Mountain Watermelon is a great melon for short, cool seasons. An icebox favorite similar to Sugar Baby in appearance with a distinct crispness and sweet flavor that rivals modern hybrids. The fruit is solid dark green and has an orange-red flesh. Fruit averages 6-10 lbs and 8” across. Vines reach 10’. Excellent keeping quality and yields. Harvest just before ripe and melons will finish off in storage. Keeps for up to two months. (Citrullus lanatus).
Sow indoors 2-3 weeks before last front, 1/2" deep. Move outdoors after last frost date, placing the seedlings 2" apart in rows roughly 5" apart. Can direct seed after last frost. Blacktail Mountain Watermelon takes 65 days.