Sweet Dakota Rose Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) This gem was Bred by David Podoll of North Dakota in the late 1980's. The skin is light green with dark green stripes and its flesh is a mouth watering red. Produces 2 or 3 fruits per plant averaging 10 lbs each. This is one of the sweetest open pollinated watermelons we have ever grown. It has few seeds and stores longer than most others.
80-85 days to maturity
15 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.