Georgia Rattlesnake Watermelon - Packet

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Look no further for the best tasting watermelon under the sun. An old southern favorite from 1875, we’ve traced this variety to our earliest roots at Landreth’s, only to discover that it set the standard for all watermelon in looks and in flavor. Fruits weigh 25- 30 pounds, just the right size to bring to a potluck gathering, the mottled green skin and deep red flesh produce the classic watermelon slice for the table.
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Around since the 1800s, the Georgia Rattlesnake watermelon is an old Southern favorite that's becoming somewhat difficult to find. It gets its name from the mottled light and dark green stripes that run the length of its rind; a pattern some have said resembles the snakeskin of a rattler. Plants produce large, oblong fruits about 22 inches long, 10 inches in diameter, and 25-30 pounds on average (but some have been known to grow as big as 45 pounds!). The rugged rinds of Georgia Rattlesnake watermelons make them an ideal watermelon for transporting, so they're always ready for a picnic. And the fact that they're overflowing with nutritional value is another incentive to have them around. Watermelons are packed with vitamins A and C and lots of calcium, as well as the potent antioxidant lycopene. And true to their name, watermelons are a natural way to stay hydrated.
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Weight Of Seeds Per Packet
0.06 oz
Seeds Per Packet
approx. 30 seeds per packet
Botanical Name
Citrullus lanatus
How To Grow
Direct sow or start indoors
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Planting Depth
1/2-1 inch
Seed Spacing
3-4 feet
Row Spacing
6-8 feet
Space After Thinning
6-8 feet
Days To Germinate
7-10 days
Days To Maturity
Seed Life Cycle
Additional Information
Landreth's Original
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Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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