Watermelon Seeds - Picnic - Kleckley's Sweet


85 Days to maturity. Citrullus lanatus. Kleckley’s Sweet Watermelon Seeds. Non-GMO, annual, open-pollinated, heirloom, heat tolerant, seeded, picnic watermelon. Suitable for growing in garden plots. Kleckley's Sweet was also called "Monte Cristo" watermelon or "The Wonder Melon". Touted in many catalogs as "The finest and sweetest melon for home use." Kleckley's oblong fruits can reach 25-40 pounds. This watermelon produces a thin, green rind, red flesh, and white seeds. ~260 seeds/oz.


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Watermelon Seeds - Kleckleys Sweet

This melon was bred in 1887 by W.A. Kleckley who resided in Alabama. Some say it was Burpee who introduced this watermelon in 1887. Others say the Robert Buist Seed Co. released Kleckey's Sweet. At this point it doesn't matter because Kleckey's Sweet has become an American favorite and sort of a legend in the watermelon world. Why? The lip-smacking sweet flavor of course. Not a good shipper because of the thin skin, but perfect for the home garden. This is what makes heirlooms so unique. You are not going to get this flavor from your local big-box super chain!

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