Merrimack Sweetheart Watermelon Seeds QTY. 15 {Extremely Rare}

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Very rare heirloom originally introduced by the Billy Helper Seed Company in the early 1900s. Billy was only 12 years old when he started selling heirlooms years ago and Merrimack was one of those first heirlooms offered in his seed catalog. It has since disappeared from the seed market until this year and we are now reintroducing it to the seed market. It is a small melon with dark green stripes and very sweet red flesh. Taste is very good. Really enjoyed growing this beauty. 

  • QTY: 15
  • Seed Planting Depth: 1"
  • Germination Temperature: 70-80
  • Days to Germination:
  • Row Spacing: 4-6'
  • Plant Spacing: 12"
  • Sun: Full Sun
  • Harvest time: 85 days

How to Save Seeds

Melons will not cross with cucumbers or squash but will cross with other types of melons not to be confused with watermelons however. Muskmelons don't cross with watermelons they are from separate families. They need an isolation of at least ¼ of a mile from other melons. Once you are sure they are ripe cut them from the vine and allow to cure for a few days. Once cured cut open scoop out seeds and follow process found under cucumbers for seed saving. You can eat the flesh at this point seeds are normally ready when melon is ripe.