Organic August Ambrosia Watermelon
If you're going to grow one watermelon and you grow in short seasons, make it August Ambrosia.
We developed August Ambrosia in collaboration with Cornell over six seasons, simply because we want to eat fresh watermelon from the garden every day in August. And we do!
It is a lot to ask: Most varieties are bred for California rather than the Northeast. This is why we collaborated with Michael Mazourek at Cornell to develop a new variety of beautifully adapted for our short seasons. August Ambrosia's perfectly petite 4- to 6-pound fruits ripen abundantly throughout August even in short, cool seasons.
We were honestly flabbergasted in 2017 to see how well they produced despite the endless rain, impressive disease pressure and relatively cool temperatures.
With sweet flesh, thin rind & small seeds, August Ambrosia is truly
a watermelon worth your time & precious garden space.
Enjoy our video tutorial below on how to tell if your melon is ready to harvest...
...and hope you'll join us one day for our annual Watermelon in the Dahlias Party! We grow hundreds of organic watermelon each season just for the seeds inside, so we host an all-you-can-eat watermelon feast amid thousands of flowering dahlias. It's always one of the final Saturdays in August; check our events for the full details and see you there!
How is a new variety made? Each one has a different story.
August Ambrosia is collaboration of Michael Mazourek of Cornell and Fruition Seeds. Michael is one of the
only organic plant breeders in the world as well as a public plant breeder, whose vision is to serve everyone, not business as usual. (Honeynut squash and Habanada pepper are two of his extraordinary varieties that
have received national attention and inspired countless chefs, growers and eaters.) We are immensely fortunate to have Michael visioning new vegetable varieties here in the Northeast.
August Ambrosia is a new variety, a collaboration of Fruition Seeds and Michael Mazourek of Cornell. Michael made the initial cross and selections, offering us 16 lines of the F3 generation. Four seasons later, we’ve experienced an immense spectrum of watermelons when you unleash their genetic diversity (red, pink, yellow, crisp, mealy, early, late, thin rind, thick rind, big seeds, small seeds, sweet, bland, etc.) and have stabilized August Ambrosia, the petite sweet and prolific watermelon we were dreaming of.
Sow Seeds & Sing Songs,
& the whole Fruition Crew
80 days to maturity
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Processing Watermelon Seed