Striped Klondike Blue Ribbon Watermelon - Garden Seeds
Striped Klondike Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) can withstand unpredictable weather that might bring unexpected moisture and/or cold temperatures. Striped Klondike has a high yield, producing up to 4 melons per plant, each one coming in at 15-20 pounds.
Striped Klondike is an annual in Zones 3-9. Start outdoors well after the last frost and provide plenty of water on hot summer days. Resists burning so let it soak up as much sun as it can.
Striped Klondike is not only a picturesque watermelon with classic features, but it tastes absolutely wonderful! People tend to enjoy the thin rind as well!
Variety: Striped Klondike
Other Names: Striped Klondike Watermelon
Seeds per Oz: Approx 490
Days to Maturity:77-80 days
Open Pollinated: Yes
Plant Type: Annual in Zones 3-9
Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Uses: Garden Vegetable/Fruit
Temp Preference: Warmer
Light Preference: Full Sun
Comments:Originated in California at the turn of the twentieth century.
|Seed Planting Depth||Seeds per Ounce||Germination Temperature||Days to Germination||Row Spacing||Plant Spacing||100' Row Yield||Sun|
|1 inch.||Approx 490||77 to 80 F||5-7 days||1 Foot||1 Foot||N/A||Full Sun|
Sowing: Sow indoors if possible and transplant. Outdoors, sow the seeds in spring after the last frost of the season. Space the plants at least a foot a part, in full sun. Germination takes about 3 to 4 weeks. Needs light to germinate.
Transplanting: Transplant to soil tilled or loosed to a depth of about a foot. Dig a hole at least 2x the diameter of the pot the plant was in. Fill in the soil around the root ball, ensuring that the top of the root ball is level with the ground.
Soil Preference: Watermelons like rich warm soil. Make sure your soil has good drainage and won’t be likely to accumulate standing water at the base of the plant.
Other Tips: Some gardeners don’t like the appearance of the flowering stalks, and these can be trimmed away (close to ground level). Do your best to remove dying or dead leaves. Keep away from standing water, as this can encourage leaf rot. Prolonged wet weather can also bring about rot.