Watermelon Klondike Blue Ribbon Seeds Heirloom
Since 1908 this prize-winning heirloom is often
included in debates for the best tasting watermelon.
Hard to find, produces oblong striped fruit.
Averages 9 to 11 lbs, can reach 25 lbs.
Perfect for home or gourmet market gardening.
Days To Maturity: 84-90
Approximately 25-30 seeds per packet.
Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus
Klondike Blue Ribbon Watermelon
requires a long hot season,
and can be direct-sown in the south,
but should be started indoors further north
(use deep peat pots to avoid disturbing the roots at transplant time).
Soil should be warm (70-85F)
and evenly moist for good germination.
Space approximately 18 inches apart in rows 6 feet apart.
Dark mulch, weed barrier, or plastic
will help warm the soil and plants for northern gardens.
How To Harvest
Klondike Watermelon Blue Ribbon Heirloom Seeds
Cut open your watermelon.
Remove the best-looking seeds
in the watermelon with your fingers.
Look for seeds that are large, plump, and dark in color.
Strain your freshly harvested
watermelon seeds to remove any residue.
Put all of your harvested seeds
into a strainer or sieve
and run under water to rinse off
watermelon juice and pulp.
Use your hand to
gently toss the seeds clean.
Dry the seeds of the watermelon
by placing clean seeds
in a single layer on a stack of
three or four paper towels.
Cover with one or two
brown paper lunch sacks.
Let dry out for
several days before storage.
You can remove seeds and
put in a container of some type.
Store it in a cool, dark place.