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Red Moon And Stars Watermelon Seeds

Citrullus lanatus

5.00 (4 reviews)
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HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In cool climates, heirloom Red Moon and Stars watermelon seeds should be started indoors, but no sooner than a month before transplanting; plant three seeds per peat pot, 1/4" deep. Provide heat to keep the soil at least 80-85 degrees F. Cut off all but the strongest seedling as soon as true leaves appear, and transplant about a week after frost; put two or three plants in each hill with a 6-8' space in all directions. Gardeners in warm climates will be able to direct sow watermelons as soon as the soil temperature reaches at least 75 degrees F, planting six seeds per hill with 6-8' of space in all directions. Thin to the strongest two or three plants as soon as the seedlings appear. Heirloom Red Moon and Stars watermelon seeds should be planted in full sun and rich, loose soil. Young seedlings may benefit from black plastic to warm up the soil.

Growing: As soon as the vines begin to develop, apply a thick layer of mulch to control weeds and protect the melons from soil contact. Keep the soil moist until the fruit begins to grow, then water only if the soil dries out completely. Watch out for insect pests, which can be a problem.

Harvesting: Gardeners use many different methods of testing whether their watermelons are ripe, but knowing the approximate mature size of the melon helps to determine when it is nearing ripeness. One test is to knock on the watermelon with your knuckles, listening for a dull thump rather than a hollow ring. Another method is to check the underside of the melon where it rests on the ground; the skin should be a rich yellow. Also, the curling tendril closest to the stem of the melon often indicates ripeness when it begins to turn brown. Watermelons usually keep for several weeks in a cool place.

Seed Saving: Watermelons will cross with other varieties of watermelon, so isolation may be necessary to ensure genetic purity. When the melon is ripe, the seeds will be mature. Cut open the melon and remove the seeds; wash them to remove the sticky residue. Spread heirloom Red Moon and Stars watermelon seeds out to dry for a week, then store them in a cool place for up to four years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 200

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 12 Inches

Color: Red

Red Moon And Stars Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By William Bryant

Love this Sun Moon and Stars watermelon

Best place ever to order from

Red Moon And Stars Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Misty Wargo

Love Everwilde!!!

I have been ordering your seeds for a few years!!! Always have the best germination rate and best quality plants than most other seed companies!!! Thank you!!!

Red Moon And Stars Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By Jonathan

I haven't grown these yet

But I LOVE that I can select my growing zone and select watermelons according to that!

Red Moon And Stars Watermelon Seeds 5.0
Review By RITA MARTIN

Moon & Stars

Oh My the salesperson was Great and we have already received our order!
Thanks

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XL Mylar Packet (~20 Seeds) $2.98 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $7.96 -+
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DESCRIPTION

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The oval rind of this unique open-pollinated watermelon variety is speckled with yellow. The large spots resemble the moon, and the smaller spots look like a star-studded sky! It grows up to 35 pounds, and the flesh is bright red and sweet. This heirloom watermelon takes 100 days to grow and keeps well in storage.
A stunning heirloom, Moon & Stars watermelon was first offered in 1926 by Peter Henderson & Company as "Sun, Moon, and Stars." It disappeared from the public eye until being rediscovered in 1987 at Merle Van Doren's farm in Macon, Missouri. These melons get their name from the small yellow "stars" and large yellow "moons" on the dark green rind.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: In cool climates, heirloom Red Moon and Stars watermelon seeds should be started indoors, but no sooner than a month before transplanting; plant three seeds per peat pot, 1/4" deep. Provide heat to keep the soil at least 80-85 degrees F. Cut off all but the strongest seedling as soon as true leaves appear, and transplant about a week after frost; put two or three plants in each hill with a 6-8' space in all directions. Gardeners in warm climates will be able to direct sow watermelons as soon as the soil temperature reaches at least 75 degrees F, planting six seeds per hill with 6-8' of space in all directions. Thin to the strongest two or three plants as soon as the seedlings appear. Heirloom Red Moon and Stars watermelon seeds should be planted in full sun and rich, loose soil. Young seedlings may benefit from black plastic to warm up the soil.

Growing: As soon as the vines begin to develop, apply a thick layer of mulch to control weeds and protect the melons from soil contact. Keep the soil moist until the fruit begins to grow, then water only if the soil dries out completely. Watch out for insect pests, which can be a problem.

Harvesting: Gardeners use many different methods of testing whether their watermelons are ripe, but knowing the approximate mature size of the melon helps to determine when it is nearing ripeness. One test is to knock on the watermelon with your knuckles, listening for a dull thump rather than a hollow ring. Another method is to check the underside of the melon where it rests on the ground; the skin should be a rich yellow. Also, the curling tendril closest to the stem of the melon often indicates ripeness when it begins to turn brown. Watermelons usually keep for several weeks in a cool place.

Seed Saving: Watermelons will cross with other varieties of watermelon, so isolation may be necessary to ensure genetic purity. When the melon is ripe, the seeds will be mature. Cut open the melon and remove the seeds; wash them to remove the sticky residue. Spread heirloom Red Moon and Stars watermelon seeds out to dry for a week, then store them in a cool place for up to four years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Citrullus lanatus

Type: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 200

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Sunlight: Full Sun

Height: 12 Inches

Color: Red

Reviews

5.00
Global Rating: 5.00 from 4 reviews
5.0

Review By William Bryant

Love this Sun Moon and Stars watermelon

Best place ever to order from

5.0

Review By Misty Wargo

Love Everwilde!!!

I have been ordering your seeds for a few years!!! Always have the best germination rate and best quality plants than most other seed companies!!! Thank you!!!

5.0

Review By Jonathan

I haven't grown these yet

But I LOVE that I can select my growing zone and select watermelons according to that!

5.0

Review By RITA MARTIN

Moon & Stars

Oh My the salesperson was Great and we have already received our order!
Thanks