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Desert King Watermelon
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Desert King Watermelon

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Drought Resistant and Delicious

Sails through dry spells; stays sweet and juicy. Deep yellow-fleshed fruits are a tasty change of pace from pink and red melons. Light green oblong fruits hold on the vine without sunburn a month after ripening. 85 DAYS.

Height: 8 - 10 inches
Shade Requirement: Full Sun
Germination: 5-8 days

Desert King Watermelon - Pkt.
  • 15138
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get approx. 30 seeds.
  • $2.99
Desert King Watermelon - 1 oz.
  • 15139
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 oz.
  • Out of Stock

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Desert King Watermelon Product Details

Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus 'Desert King'

Height: 8 - 10 inches

Spacing: 3 - 5 feet between plants, 5 -8 feet between rows

Depth: 1 - 1 1/2 inches

Spread: Vine

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Yield: 40 fruits/100 foot row

Fruit: Sweet, Tender Yellow Flesh. Big, Round to Slightly Oblong. Medium-Thin, Tough, Light Green Rind

Days To Maturity: 85 days

Soil Requirements: Light, Rich, Sandy, Well-Drained

Seed Count: 30 per pkt, 1 oz is about 225 seeds.

Size: 25 lbs.

Comments: Incredibly drought resistant. Grayish-black seeds. Holds quality on vine for up to a month after ripening. Good shipper. Does not sunburn.


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2011-02-10
Sweetest Taste
Reviewed By: Dave (Somerville, Alabama)
I have ordered this mellon seed from Gurney's several years now. It always comes up well, and I have so many we can't eat them all. They have excellent flavor and are the sweetest we have ever eaten. I have also grew Rattlesnake and Black Diamond, and this one beats them both. I highly recommend it!


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2010-09-21
Buckhorn
Reviewed By: chuck (Kenly, NC)
In NC this year 2010 it was the hotest in history. They did great. I sprayed and killed the vines that were still bearing in Sept. Great watermelon. Where I live is all sand try to grow something else in just samd!!


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2008-10-27
Desert King Watermelon
Reviewed By: Gary (Greentown, Indiana)
This is the third year I have grown these. They have always ripened here in central Indiana. I have had trouble with other varieties having time to ripen. I have not ever tasted a better melon. Easy to tell when ripe, the bottom of the melon turns a yellowish cream color. The longer they ripen the sweeter they get. I was harvesting great melons for 5 weeks. I recommend these to everyone who grows watermelons. They average about 15-20 lbs


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2007-05-02
Desert King Watermelons
Reviewed By: Juanita Lopez (Tucson, Arizona)
The Desert King watermelons are the best. I shared them with family members and they agree. They are delicious I am trying to locate more of the seeds.


Desert King Watermelon - Pkt.
  • 15138
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get approx. 30 seeds.
  • $2.99
Desert King Watermelon - 1 oz.
  • 15139
  • Quantity
  • Price

  • For each offer ordered, get 1 oz.
  • Out of Stock


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