Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) These great-tasting, snake-striped heirloom watermelons date back to the mid 19th century in North America, brought here from West Africa where they have been cultivated for thousands of years. First seed records appear in 1866 by the Plumb & Keitner Co. of Augusta , Georgia. These are super sweet, elongated red-fleshed fruits that can grow to about 30+ lbs or more! Melons have a very solid rind with alternate green and white stripes of equal width resembling a rattlesnake. These melons are a great storing variety with high sugar %. If you are interested in making watermelon wine, this is the variety to grow! They were our highest yielding watermelon from the humid and rainy summer of 2023.
90 days to maturity
20 seeds per packet $4.45
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.