Crop: Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus)
Breeder: Glenn Drowns Sand Hill Preservation Center
OSSI Pledge Date: 11/29/2015
Release Date: 11/29/2015
Bred for Organic Systems: No
Commercial Availability: Yes
Variety Type: Finished Variety
76 days- My own development, created while I lived in northern Idaho, a location which has cool 35 to 45 degree nights and short seasons. The fruit is dark green with very faint stripes, flesh is an orange red similar to Sugar Baby. Continuously, it is my earliest type in over 100 varieties grown each season. Fruit averages 6 to 10 pounds. Our son, Cory, and family moved to a new home in mid-July, 2013 and he wanted to plant a garden. He stuck in some Blacktail Mountain seed on July 18 and was rewarded in late September with an abundance of nice sized ripe melons.