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Desert King Watermelon

Desert King watermelons for sale

Desert King watermelons for sale

Desert King watermelons for sale

Desert King watermelons for sale

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.

Sun Exposure

  • Full sun

Soil pH

  • 6.1 to 7.5

Hardiness Zones

  • not frost hardy

Spacing

  • Vines need 5 to 6 feet of space

Moisture

  • Water deeply 1 to 2 inches per week
  • keep soil moist but not waterlogged

Notes

  • 70 to 75 days to harvest
  • Open-pollinated
  • Seeded
  • Flesh is yellow
  • Weighs 20+ lbs.

Have you grown Desert King watermelons? If so, tell us your top tips for ensuring a delicious harvest.

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