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Rattlesnake Watermelon
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Rattlesnake Watermelon

Big and Super Sweet

A Southern heirloom variety grown by generations of gardeners and still seen in the supermarket today. Large, oval fruits with beautifully patterned "rattlesnake" markings average 25-45 lbs. and can reach up to 75 lbs. 90 DAYS.
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  • 1 oz. pkt of seeds
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  • Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus 'Garrisonian'
  • Height: 8 - 10 inches.
  • Spacing: 3 - 5 feet between plants, 5 - 8 feet between rows.
  • Depth: 1 - 1 1/2 inches.
  • Spread: Vine.
  • Light Required: Full sun.
  • Yield: 40 fruits/100 foot row.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Summer.
  • Fruit: Light green skin with dark rattlesnake markings. Sweet, firm, bright rose flesh.
  • Days To Maturity: 90 days.
  • Zone: 3 - 10.
  • Germination: 5 - 8 days.
  • Form: Vine, annual.
  • Flower Form: Small yellow flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Light, rich, sandy, well-drained soil.
  • Growth Rate: Medium growth rate.
  • Seed Count: Approximately 30 seeds per packet., 1 oz. is approximately 225 seeds.
  • Size: 22 inches x 10 inches, 25 - 45 lb. fruit.
  • Comments: Old Southern favorite, becoming rare. Can grow up to 75 lbs. Uniform size and shape. Very productive. Over 45 years old.

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