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The Spanish brought the Acoma Watermelon, an African native, to Mexico where it was hugely successful and soon traveled northward. It is believed that this particular watermelon was grown by the ancient ancestors of Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. These plants will produce rounded to slightly elongated fruit with skin ranging from pale to dark green. Their flesh is sweet and red. Acoma Watermelon seeds are dark brown or tan and can be eaten or used for their oil. Insect pollinated, varieties will cross. Male and female flowers appear on each plant.
- Germination: 4-7 days
- Difficulty: Easy
These seeds are from Native Seeds Search, a non-profit organization in Tucson, Arizona committed to providing high-quality, organically grown, non-GMO seeds.
Once the soil warms in spring, or with summer rains, plant seeds ½" to 1" deep with 3 seeds per basin. Allow ample room for vines. Plants need a long growing season and rich soil with more compost added as they grow. When ripe, fruits will have a hollow sound when tapped. Also look for a yellowing patch on the bottom or dried tendrils next to the stem.
Each package contains approximately 15 seeds/1.5g.