Ҫekirdeği Oyali Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) This unique Turkish variety was introduced to the USA by Mehmet Öztan who named the variety which translates to "hand carved'. The seeds of this heirloom melon dry and naturally crack resembling carved logo-syllabic script of the middle east. This sweet, red-fleshed watermelon has dark green skin contrasting the glittery silver foliage.
85-90 days to maturity
20 seeds per packet $3.95
Planting instructions: Seed indoors 1/2 inch deep. Line out transplants after risk of frost has passed, spacing 5-6 seed apart. Direct seed in raised hills sowing 5-6 seeds 1/2 inch deep. Soil temperature should be at least 21 degrees Celsius. Space mounds 5-6 feet apart, thinning to 3 plants per mound.