Organic August Ambrosia Watermelon We want to eat fresh watermelon from the garden every day in August, which has been a lot to ask since most varieties are bred for California rather
than the Northeast. Which is why we collaborated with Michael Mazourek of Cornell to develop a new variety, August Ambrosia, beautifully adapted for our short seasons. August Ambrosia’s perfectly petite 4 to 6 pound oblong fruits ripen abundantly throughout
August even in short, cool summers. (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.
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.
80 days to maturity
Seeds to Always Direct Sow
Processing Watermelon Seed