Watermelon Moon and Stars Red Seeds (Citrullus lanatus) 15+Seeds
Watermelon Moon & Stars – Red : A stunning heirloom, Moon & Stars watermelon was first offered in 1926 by Peter Henderson & Company as "Sun, Moon, and Stars." It disappeared from the public eye until being rediscovered in 1987 at Merle Van Doren's farm in Macon, Missouri. These melons get their name from the small yellow "stars" and large yellow "moons" on the dark green rind.
Moon & Stars – Red Watermelon Germination: In cool climates, watermelon seeds should be started indoors, but no sooner than a month before transplanting; plant three seeds per peat pot, 1/4" deep. Provide heat to keep the soil at least 80-85 degrees F. Cut off all but the strongest seedling as soon as true leaves appear, and transplant about a week after frost; put two or three plants in each hill with a 6-8' space in all directions. Gardeners in warm climates will be able to direct sow watermelons as soon as the soil temperature reaches at least 75 degrees F, planting six seeds per hill with 6-8' of space in all directions. Thin to the strongest two or three plants as soon as the seedlings appear. Watermelons should be planted in full sun and rich, loose soil. Young seedlings may benefit from black plastic to warm up the soil.