Sweet Siberian Watermelon Seed Pack
These seeds are packaged for the 2022 growing season.
Originally from the home of Siberian wolves, this variety crossed flora and fauna boundaries in 1901 to flourish in the New Hampshire lands of the gray wolf. Over 80 years later, Seed Savers Exchange member Glenn Drowns rediscovered this variety in a USDA seed bank's one of many vital hubs of genetic material from around the world. Recognizing the value of this short-season treat, he released Sweet Siberian to the wilds of Iowa through his Sand Hill Preservation Center.
An ideal orange-fleshed watermelon for short growing seasons. It is super sweet, with excellent texture, and robust growth habit. Large, oblong fruits have a deep green rind. The apricot-colored flesh is crisp and sweet. Produces long vines and 1-3 fruits weighing 5-10 lbs. each per plant.
-Sow indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost date and transplant plants 3' apart after threat of frost has passed. Or, direct sow shortly after last frost.
-Days to germination: 5-14 days.
-Days to maturity: 85 days
Artwork by Caitlin Parker. Even the Siberian wolf in this watercolor enjoys a good watermelonÃÂ¢Ãâ¬Ãâthe quintessential fruit of summer. Caitlin is a multidisciplinary artist whose work, which includes printing with plants, examines decay, growth, nature, and the passing of time.