(Citrullus lanatus) This excellent watermelon variety has been grown for generations by the Picklesimer family of Scioto County, Ohio. Melons are large and oblong with sweet orange/yellow flesh. Highly productive in our trials problem free and highly productive! Rinds are pretty green/light green striped and thick. Most/full sun. 15 seeds.
(Citrullus lanatus) Sugar Baby is the classic small red fleshed icebox watermelon small enough to store in the refrigerator (7-8 inches in diameter). Plants are more compact as well and wont need as much room as larger varieties they may even be grown vertically on a trellis or a strong fence. Rind is smooth and dark, seeds are small and may be saved for next year. Most/full sun. 15 seeds
(Cucumis melo) Grown in Appalachia by settlers who brought them with them from Europe, Plum Granny Melons are primarily used for the pretty melon fragrance that they produce. Fruits are small (apple sized) and produced on climbing plants. Not traditionally eaten (flesh is white and bland) but set inside (or carried in pockets during Victorian times) - just a few pretty melons can fill a room with their fragrance. Will climb 5-6 feet. Most/full sun. 15 seeds.
(Melothria scabra) Also called Mexican Sour Gherkins, these tiny (each is the size of a grape!) melons taste like sour cucumbers. Perfect addition to fresh salads, the tiny melons are produced on tall vines all summer. First described in the 1860s by a French botanist, Mouse Melons have been eaten and used medicinally in Central America for thousands of years. Most/full sun. climbs to 8 feet. 15 seeds
(Cucumis melo) Sweet cantaloupes are just 4-5 inches in diameter and produced on 3 foot vines. May be grown in the garden or even in a container. Minnesota Midget has been available since the 1940s selected from cantaloupes at the University of Minnesota to provide a compact melon for small or short season gardens. Most/full sun. 15 seeds
(Citrullus lanatus)Moon and Stars was thought lost until it was rediscovered in 1981 on a Missouri farm. Popular in the 1920s and 1930s, plants will produce lots of pink-fleshed sweet watermelons with brown seeds. Each watermelon will be speckled with small yellow spots (stars) and one large yellow circle (the moon). Easy to grow! Mounding habit (plants will need 10 by 10 foot space). Full sun (and lots of water). Annual. 10 seeds.