An extraordinary watermelon offered by the Willhite Seed Company in the early 1960s. Fiery orange flesh is sugary, delicious, and crisp. Large oblong fruits average 25 pounds. A reliable producer and Heritage Farm favorite.
- 90-100 days
- This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
- Oblong fruits grow to 25 pounds
- Orange flesh
- Sugary, sweet, crisp flesh
- Reliable producer
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
An all time favorite
Super sweet and juicy, I loved this watermelon.
My New Favorite? Or at least in my top two
This is my first year growing Orange-Glo. It's a smash hit! The flavor of this melon is complex with hints of a 50-50 ice cream bar. Vanilla and orange. Sweet crunchy but tender texture. Giant melons. Cut the first one two days ago. Waited. Waited. Waited. Then couldn't wait any longer. And it was perfect. I've praised Halbert Honey w-melon in the past. This melon is right there with it. If you want a new experience and taste grow Orange-Glo. All these heirloom melons have their own flavor complexes rather like regional wines. I can't say enough good about this melon.