Moon & Stars (Yellow) Watermelon
Introduced by Southern Exposure Seed Exchange in 1987. Foliage and fruits are spotted with yellow, just like the original Van Doren strain, but flesh is yellow and seeds are white. Sweet fruits up to 24" long and 16 pounds in weight. Shows some tolerance to disease and drought.
- 95 days
- Oval fruits grow to 24 inches long and 16 pounds
- Yellow flesh and white seeds
- Foliage and fruits are spotted with yellow
- Shows some disease and drought tolerance
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
Nothing compares to the experience of eating fresh watermelon slices on a warm summer day. Watermelon flesh can also be used for cold soups with citrus or in salads with arugula and feta cheese.
To make a refreshing watermelon granita, or frozen ice, blend 4 cups of watermelon flesh that has been cubed and seeded with 1/4 cup of sugar and juice from half of a lime. Pour the mixture into a shallow dish and freeze for 1-3 hours. You can then scrape the ice with a fork and serve with mint or basil.
Some people pickle the rinds of watermelons with cider vinegar and pickling spices or with a combination of sugar, cinnamon, and ginger. These pickles are a great addition to appetizer trays at parties.
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Space hills 8' apart in all directions. Seeds will germinate in 4-10 days. Can also be started indoors 4 weeks before transplanting out. Watermelons love heat and prefer sandy or light-textured soils.
- Direct Seed: 1/2" Deep
- Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds
- Thin: To 3-4 Plants
- Light: Full Sun
Ratings & Reviews
by cheryl Stielau
One plant produced about 8- 10, fifteen to twenty pound watermelons. They were very easy to grow and juicy deliciousness every one of them! Or so we were told.We ended up gifting several to neighbors, friends, family and ended up consuming four melons to ourselves over a course of a week.
by jimmy the billion air
taste so good worth 100$
Very vigorous and productive vines with no disease issues while cantaloupe planted adjacent succumbed to powdery mildew. Received copious compliments on the flavor from friends and customers at the farmers' market.
I planted two plants here in central FL, no amending our sandy soil, just two plants in an area with no grass. They have completely taken over, are crawling over the fence and the vines I have, and have produced 2 watermelons well over 30 pounds, two and a half feet long. There's probably one or two more watermelons but the leaves are so dense I can't see anything! The flavor is wonderful, and they cut very easily, it is easy to deseed them because they split in a perfect way where you can just take them out. The rinds are also a great substitute for zucchini in my dishes