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Cucumis lanatus
FRUIT-KLONDIKE-WATERMELON The perfect melon, with an exceptionally sweet flavor that tops taste tests. Vigorous, high-performance, bred by Mr. Porter of California in the early 1900s.  A great heirloom with green-striped rind and bright red, sweet flesh. Resists sunburn and disease. 12 – 13 kg. The rind is thin like many heirloom watermelons, but tough. Klondike is perfect for the home gardener. Disease Resistant: Fusarium and Anthracnose.

Sow either direct in harvesting position or in seed boxes or punnets and plant them out when strong enough.


Germination Time (Days) 5
Maturity Time (Days) 85
Sowing Depth (mm) 20
Plant Spacing (cm) 75
Row Spacing (cm) 125
pH 5 – 6.5
Soil Temperature (°C)
Hardy / Frost Tender

Frost Tender

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

Sow Direct / Raise Seedlings

Seed Preparation