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10 GIANT KOLB'S GEM WATERMELON SEEDS
100 days. Melons of this variety have grown as large as 150 pounds. These huge melons date back to the 1880’s. This is a great variety to grow if you want a true giant. Thomas Griswold of Wethersfield said in his 1912 catalog, “Very large, late melon; excellent shipper.” Sweet red flesh comes in abundance with this variety. Comstock offered this variety in 1900 for twenty-five cents a pound. This variety dates back to at least the 1880's. The fruit are nearly round and have sweet red flesh. Excellent choice if giant watermelons are desired.
100 days. Citrullus lanatus. Plant produces huge watermelons as large as 150 pounds. Very flavorful crisp bright red flesh. Impress your neighbors by growing a huge watermelon in your backyard!
*THESE ARE THE FIRST GIANT HEIRLOOM WATERMELONS THAT STARTED THE GIANT WATERMELON CRAZE, THE GIANT CAROLINA CROSS IS FROM THIS WATERMELON!*
Gigantic, delicious watermelons, many over 150 lbs., Ready to harvest 100 days after sowing. GARDEN HINTS: For early fruiting and to overcome a short growing season, start seeds in a warm, well-lighted indoor area 3-4 weeks before last spring frost. Before transfer to garden, accustom plants to outdoor conditions by moving to a sheltered area outside for a week. Grow on plastic mulch to control weeds, conserve soil moisture and protect fruit by keeping it off the ground...
Give your watermelon plants ample space to grow -- at least twenty square feet per plant. The vines of the watermelon can get very unruly, so the more room you leave for them to grow, the happier they'll be. Once you notice your first watermelons growing, keep an eye out for the fastest growing (not necessarily the biggest) fruit on each plant. When you know which watermelon is growing the fastest, pick all of the other fruits off, allowing only one fruit to grow per watermelon plant -- this will allow you to max out on size. Water your plants daily and never let them dry out during fruit the fruit production stage.