Desert King is a drought-tolerant heirloom watermelon with a light pea-green rind surrounding the yellow to orange flesh. Desert King watermelons will also survive for a month or so on the vine after ripening and, once harvested, store very well. This is a large, picnic-style melon.
- Full sun
- 6.1 to 7.5
- not frost hardy
- Vines need 5 to 6 feet of space
- Water deeply 1 to 2 inches per week
- keep soil moist but not waterlogged
- 70 to 75 days to harvest
- Flesh is yellow
- Weighs 20+ lbs.
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