blacktail mountain watermelon

“Blacktail Mountain” Organic Watermelon Seed


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Product Description

This North Idaho-bred watermelon has deep red, juicy flesh and ripens easily during short Montana summers.  These hardy plants consistently produce round, 6-12 lb. fruits with dark, green-black rinds. Glenn Drowns of Sandhill Preservation Center bred and developed this cold tolerant variety as a teenager when he lived with his family in Idaho at the base of Blacktail mountain, where the nightly temperatures consistently dip into the 40s.

Original Seed Source: High Mowing. Grown by Homestead Organics in Hamilton, MT and Greenblade Farm in St Ignatius, MT. Certified Organic. Citrullus lanatus.

78 days

Approx 30-40 seeds


Blacktail Mountain Watermelon is an Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI) protected variety originally developed by Glenn Drowns of Sandhill Preservation Center. By purchasing this seed, you agree to the OSSI pledge:

You have the freedom to use these OSSI- Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this Pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives. 

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