The USDA maintains seed banks throughout the country that help researchers, breeders, and seed companies access a huge diversity of genetic material; it is a vital store of materials that have been collected from around the world. Glenn Drowns, director of the Sand Hill Preservation Center in Iowa, discovered this variety as a seed bank accession, quickly learning that it was an ideal orange-fleshed watermelon for his short-season area. It is super sweet, with excellent texture, and robust growth habit. But can it really be grown in Siberia? We're not so sure, though it grows very well in the Northeast! <br>Large, oblong fruits have a deep green rind. The apricot colored flesh is crisp and sweet. Pair with Blacktail Mountain and Cream of Saskatchewan on a platter for a dazzling display of color. Sow indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date and transplant plants 3' apart after threat of frost has passed."
85 days to maturity