Carolina Cross Watermelon

Burpee

HEIRLOOM. Gigantic, delicious watermelons, many over 200 lb.

These enormous watermelons are oblong with light green stripes and are ready to harvest just 100 days after sowing. GARDEN HINTS: For early fruiting and to overcome a short growing season, start seeds in a warm, well-lighted indoor area 3 to 4 weeks before last spring frost. Before transfer to garden, accustom plants to outdoor conditions by moving to a sheltered area outside for a week. Grow on plastic mulch to control weeds, conserve soil moisture and protect fruit by keeping it off the ground.