Moon and Stars Watermelon

Moon and Stars watermelon

Origin - USA. Legendary Heirloom Variety rediscovered in Macon, Missouri. Originally introduced by Peter Henderson & Co. in 1926, it was called "SUN, MOON AND STARS." The catalog says " extraordinary variation...and that it has such a delicious taste". It was sold then for 20 cents a packet.

Days till harvest - 95

Rind - The dark green rind has bright yellow spots on it! Spots range in size from tiny to several inches across.   Flesh - It has very sweet brilliant, red flesh.    Fruit weight - Can grow over 17 kg

 This is becoming one of the most popular Heirloom varieties.

Notes: Leaves are also speckled with yellow.   

 Seeds available from most heirloom vegetable seeds websites.

 2015/16 season

This year I am growing this melon for seed to sell to seed companies. Planting is a month early this year due to unseasonably warm weather for this time of year.

15/09/15 - Seeds planted

25/01/16 - First melons harvested. Averaging two melons per plant, about 7-8 kg per melon.

Due to the drought we are in I am not assessing any melons for productions as they are all stressed and not producing well.