Tags: Heirloom Open Pollinated
Growing Practices: No Pesticides No Herbicides No Fungicides No Synthetic Fertilizers
Latin Name: Cucurbitaceae
Days to Maturity: Requires long growing season, however we have been able to grow on our farm in Wisconsin.
Great tasting, and sweet, interesting shape, and unique red colored seeds, grow 15-20 lbs.
Story of this Seed:
Seeds found by Art Combs in a stone cave in Arizona, Mogollon Rim region. Grown in the desert of the Southwest.
Questions 1 Total
Ask a Question About Art Comb's Ancient
Answer this question
Hi folks, This my first time planting watermelons. Do I plant directly to soil? how many in a hole and how deep? Thanks!
Watermelon vines take a lot of space, reaching over 20 feet long. Soil needs a good amount of organic matter so the soil holds water while still draining well.
Sow 6 watermelon seeds to a hill, and push seeds 1 inch into the soil. Space hills 3 to 4 feet apart, 8 feet between rows. Thin plants to 3 best in a hill. Keep soil free of weeds and use mulch to conserve water in the soil and keep root temperatures cooler in hot climates.
Beetles and vine borers are the main pests. Bacillus thuringensis for organic control. Floating row covers work for protection, but should be removed when pollinating insects must be allowed to reach the flowers.
The surest sign of ripeness is the color of the bottom spot where the melon sits on the ground. Tise spot turns from very pale to a rich yellow. Watermelons take on a dull, waxy look when fully ripe. If they're still shiny they have some time to go.
Thank you, Michael !
Will be shipped in 2-3 business days. Shipping UPS
Return & Refund Policy
If not completely satisfied will send new seed or refund price of the seed.
Blue Mounds, WI,
United States (Zone 5a)
Established in 2010
2.00 acres in production